Octavia Spencer To Star In Film About Oscar Grant
Posted on Tue Apr 17, 2012 03:00 PM PDT

stone100311_24_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer is currently in negotiations to star in an indie film revolved around the 2009 murder of Oscar Grant.

The movie, titled Fruitvale, is a drama which tells the story of the young man detained on New Year’s Day 2009 by the Bay Area Rapid Transit police and shot in the back and killed. The film's title comes from the name of the station where the tragedy took place.

If negotiations go through, Spencer will star as the protective mother of the victim. Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) will play the 22-year-old Grant in the indie that's being produced by Forest Whitaker this summer.