If you don’t know who Elaine Brown is, you better go do your Googles.
Thankfully, Brown’s amazing story is about to come to the big screen.
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Deadline broke news of the project a week ago:
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The Firm has acquired the rights to Elaine Brown’s 1992 memoir, A Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story about the first (and only) woman to lead the Black Panther Party. Brown led the party from 1974 to 1977 while co-founder Huey Newton was in exile in Cuba. Newton founded the party with Bobby Seale in 1966 and Brown joined as a member just two years later. The Firm is currently in negotiations with a writer to adapt Brown’s book, which will then be produced by Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) with The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Kevin McKeon.
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Monday (September 25), Brown tweeted her support of the film, saying, “(Robbie) Brenner has the ability and courage to make the first major motion picture I know of about a black woman who is a revolutionary. I’m proud.”