The story of 12-year-old Tamir Rice is being brought to life on film.
After being killed by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann after he and another officer by the name of Frank Garmback rushed him a local park in 2014, Rice’s mother, Samaria, is now developing 12: The Tamir Rice Story in junction with Blue Angel Entertainment and Nonara Productions.
Blue Angel CEO, Korstiaan Vandiver, producer Lionel Ntasano and Rice’s mother, have exclusive rights to the story, with Vandiver and Samaria both penning the script alongside Danielle Marshay Lee while Vandiver and Lee also co-direct the film.
“I’m honored and very grateful to [Korstiaan and Danielle] for believing in me and this legacy for Tamir,” Rice’s mother said.
Vandiver went on to add, “We are just as honored to have the opportunity to bring this story to life and we are all very excited to start this journey together. Tamir’s narrative is so timely and yet so long overdue.”
12: The Tamir Rice Story does not have a release date yet.