Legal Sci-Fi

Imagine a film with the legal smarts of a John Grisham novel and a sci-fi concept wilder than Deep Space Nine. Reginald and Warrington Hudlin, the filmmakers behind House Party and Boomerang, are in discussions with New York University law professor Derrick Bell about making a movie version of a short story in Bell's book Faces at the Bottom of the Well. Bell's story is a sharp commentary on the way the legal system mistreats minorities. The plot: aliens buy all the blacks in America and transport them into outer space. Bell, who lost his job at Harvard Law School after...

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