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The activist quarterback Colin Kaepernick is teaming up with exec producers John Legend and Jesse Williams on a film about Tommie Smith, an Olympic gold medalist in the 200-meter dash who gave a Black Power salute on the 1968 Summer Games podium.

Kaep was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a way to protest social injustice, leading to a movement that has taken on a life of its own.

Kaepernick is no longer active in the NFL, but the former 49er quarterback did recently sign a million-dollar book deal with Random House. The details of the film project are still under development.

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