Adrien Brody (“The Jacket,” “King Kong”) will star in Truth, Justice and the American Way for Focus Features and director Allen Coulter, reports Variety. Written by Paul Bernbaum, it’s a story about the man who portrayed TV’s Superman, George Reeves.
Bernbaum’s script details the investigation into Reeves’ mysterious 1959 death in Hollywood, as well as the actor’s complex relationship with the iconic role that propelled him to stardom. Brody will play the lead detective on the case.
The trade adds that Focus Features hopes to begin production early next year.