For some of us, Michael B. Jordan will forever be known as Lions' quarterback Vince Howard on the greatest TV show of all time. But for many, he will soon be known as Oscar Grant in the movie Fruitvale.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film also starts Melonie Diaz, Ahna O'Reilly, Chad Michael Murray, Kevin Durand, and Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer. Per the IMDB summary, it's the "the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008." Fruitvale will premiere in just two days at the Sundance Film Festival.
Grant, if you recall, was shot and killed on New Year's Day at the Fruitvale BART station by officer Johannes Mehserle. The shooting prompted outrage, protests, and polarization throughout the Bay Area.