Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall, Inland Empire) and Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (The 4400, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) will headline The Wronged Man, a story of justice and redemption premiering on Lifetime Movie Network in November 2009.
The film is based on the true story of an unlikely friendship between paralegal Janet Gregory (Ormond) and Calvin Willis (Ali) as they fight to overturn his sentence and restore faith in the justice system.
Janet Gregory (Ormond), a single mother with a haunting past, is a paralegal struggling to overcome doubts about Calvin Willis (Ali), an African-American husband and father wrongfully accused of raping a neighborhood girl. Eventually convinced of his innocence, Janet takes Calvin’s pro bono case and wages a dramatic and stormy 22-year battle with the justice system that ultimately redeems an unjustly accused man and cements a life-long friendship.
The Wronged Man will begin production this month.