Jeb Stuart to direct 'Blood'

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NEW YORK -- "Fugitive" scribe Jeb Stuart will direct and Nate Parker will star in "Blood Done Sign My Name."

The film will be based on the true story of a black Vietnam veteran allegedly murdered by a white businessman and a young teacher's role in the civil unrest that followed.

Stuart adapted the screenplay from Duke University professor Tim Tyson's book. Parker, who most recently starred in "The Great Debaters," will play a teacher who emerged as a leader after an Oxford, N.C., businessman was exonerated in the 1970 killing.

Real Folk Prods.' Stuart and wife Mari Stuart will produce with Mel Efros. The independently financed production will be filmed in North Carolina in May and June.

Stuart is repped by UTA. Parker is repped by Paradigm and Simmons and Scott Entertainment.
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