EXCLUSIVE: Prentice Penny, at present the showrunner and govt producer of HBO’s comedy collection Insecure, has been tapped to craft the screenplay for a function primarily based on true occasions involving the Compton Cowboys, a gaggle of African American youngsters who grew up surrounded by gangs and violence in Compton, and who discovered rescue and function by way of their love of horses.
The pic is ready up at Fox Searchlight, which acquired the life rights of the Compton Cowboys, in addition to a e-book proposal by Walter Thompson-Hernandez.
Via using horses at a ranch of their neighborhood, the children type surprising friendships and alter the trajectory of their lives, and proceed their legacy 30 years later.
Lynette Howell Taylor and Samantha Houseman are producing the undertaking, whereas Spoke Studios and Compton Cowboys member Randy Hook will function govt producers.
Earlier this yr, Penny marked his function directorial debut with the Netflix movie Uncorked. Starring Mamoudou Athie, Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance, the father-son story is loosely primarily based on his circle of relatives historical past. He’s additionally growing The Untamed, an epic fantasy story at HBO that’s primarily based on the Asunda line of comedian books created by Sebastian A. Jones.
Penny repped by Miles Media and attorneys John Meigs and Adam Kaller.