Magurie re-teams with SEABISCUIT & PLEASANTVILLE helmer

Universal Pictures have attached Tobey Maguire to star in The Crusaders, a movie about the landmark 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Case that declared state laws which had established separate public schools for black and white children, had denied black children equal educational opportunities.

The unanimous decision from the court was "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."

Maguire will play Jack Greenberg, an idealistic lawyer fresh out of law school who spearheaded the victory against segregation in American schools. The movie is based on his memoirs Crusaders in the Court. Gary Ross will direct, having previously worked with Maguire in his two most famous non-Spidey movies, Pleasantville and Seabiscuit. Former Buffy the Vampire slayer actor and Recount scribe Danny Strong will scribe - he is also an alumni actor from Ross' previous films. Important story and historical moment in U.S. history, well worthy of it's translation to screen even if it will be a dialogue heavy courtroom drama. Can Maguire really pull this kind of material off, a "Tom Cruise" style performance in A Few Good Men? Ross sure has great faith in him, I can't say I'm fully convinced. source - variety

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