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STXfilms Picks Up ‘The Best Of Enemies’ Starring Taraji P. Henson

STXfilms has scooped the domestic rights to ‘The Best of Enemies,’ the drama starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell.

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STXfilms has scooped the domestic rights to The Best of Enemies, the drama starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

The movie, which is based on the book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson, centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater (Henson), an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Rockwell), a local Ku Klux Klan leader.

The duo reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina, during the summer of 1971.

I first wrote about this project and Taraji playing the role of Ann Atwater three years ago!

[Read Also: MOVIE SCOOP: Taraji P. Henson To Portray Civil Rights Activist Ann Atwater In ‘The Best Of Enemies’]

It’s great to finally get an update on the film. I can’t wait to see it!


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