*“Luke Cage” writer Charles Murray has been tapped to adapt the bestselling book “Truevine” by Beth Macy for Paramount Pictures, sources tell Variety.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davidson’s Appian Way banner are producing the project, which follows the true story of George and Willie Muse, black Albino brothers bearing golden dreadlocks who, in 1899, at the ages of 9 and 6, were considered “genetic anomalies” yet visually ideal when spied by James “Candy” Shelton, a white bounty hunter scouring the area for “freaks” to enslave in a circus sideshow. (See video above.)
Murray is currently under an overall deal at Marvel Studios for television and has worked with the studio on Netflix’s “Luke Cage” and “Inhumans.”
Additionally, he is writing “Micheaux: The Great and Only” for HBO films and Zadan and Meron Productions. Previously, Murray worked on “Sons of Anarchy,” “Criminal Minds,” “Roots,” “The Bastard Executioner,” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”