By Mark Harris and Jason Gordon
Crash” meets “History of Violence” – at first glance a gangster film… but one that unfolds to explore important social issue of race, identity, and belonging. A groundbreaking, musically driven urban drama/thriller.
This is the true story of two brothersâ€¦connected by fate but divided by race. By night, Emanuel Jones works within the Italian mob who assume heâ€™s one of their own. By day he is forced to be the caretaker for his black foster brother, Carlo, a musical savant that no one knows exists. When these two disparate worlds come crashing together for the first time, Emanuel finds a way to seemingly rid himself of each once and for all…
But he will soon learn that leaving his life behind and starting over with a woman with an equally tormented past wonâ€™t be as easy as it seemsâ€¦
Producers: Henry Boger, James Gibb
Director: Mark Harris and Jason Gordon
(in talks) Actors: Winona Ryder, John Leguizamo
Start: May ’09
Source | Thanks ChrisB for the heads up!