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John Ridley is keeping the ball rolling with his career, and is not letting that Academy Award he won for writing 12 Years a Slave make him complacent.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ridley will be directing a movie about the Rodney King beating and the L.A. race riots that followed after the police officers who beat King were exonerated. The incident was caught on tape.

The movie’s producers weighed in on why they thought Ridley was the perfect guy for the job.

“This is a seminal event in our country’s history, the reverberations of which are still far too relevant today. We were blown away by John’s amazing screenplay and we know that under his direction and the aegis of Imagine, the film will be truly incredible,” producers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond said in a statement.

 

READ MORE: TheRoot.com

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