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“Luke Cage” Writer Adapting ‘Forty Acres’ With Jay-Z Producing

Forty Acres, the debut novel by Dwayne Alexander Smith, was published back in 2014. Now, news has come that it’s getting a film adaptation over at Netflix.

 

The script is from writer Cheo Hodari Coker, who was also behind the streaming giant’s fantastic series “Luke Cage.” And get this, one of the producers of the film is none other than Beyonce’s bae Jay-Z.

 

Forty Acres follows a civil rights attorney who must fight for survival when he’s invited to join an elite Black organization with a mind-blowing secret.”

 

Described as a political thriller, the story is being called a “cross between The Firm and Get Out.”

 

 

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