Spike Lee to Stage "Riots" for Universal

by | December 8, 2006 | Comments

Spike Lee‘s not sitting around waiting for the reported "Inside Man" sequel to get rolling; along with producer Brian Grazer, Lee will helm "L.A. Riots" for Universal. The project will be based, of course, on the 1992 L.A. riots that occurred after the acquittal of the cops who beat up Rodney King.

From Variety: "Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are teaming with helmer Spike Lee on "L.A. Riots," a drama framed around the racially charged April 1992 riots. John Ridley will write the script. Brian Grazer will produce.

Lee, who’s also developing an "Inside Man" sequel for the studio and Grazer, said the goal is to have a script in front of prexy Donna Langley before business closes for the holidays. Project could well be his next feature and shoot next year.

The riots, which followed the acquittal by a white jury of four police officers who were videotaped beating black motorist Rodney King, caused the death of 55 people, thousands of injuries and close to $1 billion in damage."

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