Oscar-nominated producer of Django Unchained and the co-creator of the popular Black Panther character Shuri, Reginald Hudlin is set to direct a currently untitled sports drama for Disney+.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sports drama tentatively titled Safety is based be on the true story of Ray Ray McElrathbey, who, as a freshman football player for Clemson University, started secretly raising his 11-year-old brother on campus due to his mother’s issues with addiction. The story made national news in 2006.
Randy McKinnon is the current writer. Mark Ciardi, whose credits include numerous Disney sports dramas including The Rookie and Million Dollar Arm, is on board to produce.
Disney+ which debuts this November. Will feature a wide array of content from the animation to live-action which includes Lady and the Tramp, Noelle, Magic Camp, The Mandalorian, Monsters At Work, High School Musical The Series, Stargirl, The Falcon, and The Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, Untitled Walt Disney Imagineering Documentary Series, The Muppets, and more.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter and Discussing Film