LeBron James’ latest Hollywood project will hone in on Black Wall Street Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Los Angeles Lakers star and his business partner Maverick Carter’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment, is partnering with CNN films to create a documentary titled, “Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street,” according to Variety.
The documentary is already in production and is being directed by Salima Koroma. It will examine the violence that occurred in Tulsa in May and June 1921 that resulted in the killing of hundreds of the city’s African-American residents who lived in a prosperous community of bankers, lawyers and business owners.
“At SpringHill, we embody empowerment and focus on shining a light on stories that are the fabric of American history,” SpringHill chief content officer Jamal Henderson said. “We cannot move forward until we acknowledge our past and this is about honoring a prosperous, booming Black community, one of many, that was brought to an end because of hate.”
According to Variety, the film will consist of archival media, contemporary interviews and narrated elements using letters and diary entries. While a release date has not been announced, it is expected to be completed in early 2021.
James and Carter formed SpringHill Co. after raising $100 million back in March. Its objective, according to a Bloomberg profile, is to make and distribute content that will give a voice to creators and consumers who have been “pandered to, ignored, or undeserved.”