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 Rodney King’s life is getting the Hollywood treatment by Morgan Freeman.

Freeman along with Lori McCreary and their company Revelations Entertainment are developing a docuseries chronicling the life of King, who in 1991 became the poster child for police brutality.

Along with director Sheldon Wilson, Freeman and McCreary have acquired the rights to 20 hours of never-before-seen footage of King, which was filmed over a 12 year period by Dennis McDougal and Ira Abrams before his 2012 death.

The multi-part series will explore his childhood with his alcoholic father, the behind the scenes upheaval during his civil trial, life post trial, dealing with his injuries as well as the infamy associated with his beating that became nationwide news.

Also to be featured in the series will be King’s children, his siblings, his first wife Daneta Lyles as well as commentary from Rev. Al Sharpton and Dr. Drew Pinsky.

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