Actress Taraji P. Henson, seen weekly on the TV series Empire, and recently in the award-winning motion picture Hidden Figures, filmed in Georgia, will be returning to Atlanta to film another movie starting next month.
According to Deadline, Henson will star in The Best of Enemies, based on Osha Gray Davidson's book by the same name which chronicles the true story of Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis.
Atwater was a civil rights activist from Durham, North Carolina, who had a decade-long battle with Ellis, the "Exalted Cyclops" of Durham's Ku Klux Klan. Deadline says their tumultuous battle came to an "abrupt and unlikely end in 1971," when, after a court-ordered desegregation of the city's schools, the two agreed to co-chair two-week community meeting to try to reach a compromise.
The events that followed changed the city, and changed the lives of both Atwater and Ellis completely.
Filmmakers have been trying to bring the story before cameras for nearly two years. My Entertainment World says production will finally get underway in late May.
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