Dustin Lance Black Will Pen Eight-Hour Miniseries About Gay Rights Movement

News   Dustin Lance Black Will Pen Eight-Hour Miniseries About Gay Rights Movement An eight-hour miniseries that chronicles the gay rights movement has been greenlit by ABC, according to TVline.com.

Entitled "When We Rise," the ambitious project will reunite the creative team of the Academy Award-winning film "Milk": director Gus Van Sant, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and producer Bruce Cohen.

Dustin Lance Black
Dustin Lance Black

Black, who will write the script for the miniseries, will executive produce the project with Cohen and Van Sant; the latter will direct the first two hours of the TV film.

"When We Rise," according to the industry website, will spotlight "the personal and political struggles of a diverse family of LGBT men and women, who helped pioneer the gay rights movement from its turbulent infancy to its modern successes."

A starry reading of Black's 8 was held in September 2011 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Cohen was a producer of Broadway's Big Fish.

Today’s Most Popular News: