Julia Ormond tackles 'Wronged Man'
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali also cast in Lifetime Movie Net picJulia Ormond is set to star in "The Wronged Man," a Lifetime Movie Network telefilm slated to premiere in November.
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali also has been cast in the project, from Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures and Sony TV.
Based on a true story, "Man" centers on Janet Gregory (Ormond), a single mother working as a paralegal who is convinced of the innocence of Calvin Willis (Ali), a black husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. She eventually takes his case pro bono and starts a 22-year legal battle that ultimately exonerates an unjustly accused man and sparks a lifelong friendship.
Tom McLoughlin will direct the film from a script by Teena Booth.
Ormond and Ali appear together in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."