Actor Sean Connery‘s character, killed last month in the 2000 film Finding Forrester will be replaced by a black lesbian writer in an NBC television adaptation. The information is from Pink News.
The original film, directed by Gus Van Sant, told the story of a teenager named James Wallace (Rob Brown) who befriends the reclusive writer William Forrester (Sean Connery).
The beloved film is now set to be adapted for an NBC series, with Connery’s character William Forrester replaced by a black lesbian writer, reports Deadline.
The series is being written by executive co-producers for The Chi, TJ Brady and Rasheed Newson, and will examine “the cost of success and the price of redemption through the single and between two talented black writers”, according to reports.
In the NBC adaptation, the would-be writer will be a homeless orphan, while his mentor will be a recluse woman whose career has been ruined by a public scandal.
The series will be produced by Brady and Newson alongside NBA stars Stephen Curry and Erick Peyton, while Ti Story will direct.
It will be produced by Unanimous Media of Curry as Sony Pictures Television.
The new series is part of a deal Curry made with Sony Pictures in 2018, according to the media. His company, Unanimous Media, aims to highlight diverse voices and tell stories that deserve to be heard.
The original film was also starred by F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes and Rob Brown, and grossed U$80 million at the box office when it was released on December 22, 2000.
Finding Forrester was later rated as one of the best films of the decade by acclaimed film critic Richard Roeper.