Sundance: Lakeith Stanfield's Prison Drama 'Crown Heights' Nabbed by Amazon

Crown Heights was bought by Amazon! Watch an exclusive interview with the stars and director/creator of Crown Heights on The Hollywood Reporter here.

Image courtesy of 'One News Page.'

Image courtesy of 'One News Page.'

 

The Matt Ruskin title centers on a real-life Brooklyn man who is arrested and wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit.

Amazon is moving into Crown Heights, acquiring the title after its world premiere at the Sundance Film FestivalThe Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The streaming service nabbed the film for just over $2 million. The film will receive a theatrical release.

 
 

Sundance: Nnamdi Asomugha on Wrongful Conviction Drama 'Crown Heights'

The Hollywood Reporter featured Nnamdi on our film Crown Heights. Check out the full article here.

"NFL cornerback-turned-actor Nnamdi Asomugha stars as King, with Atlanta's Lakeith Stanfield starring opposite as Warner.

"There was something very altruistic about him. It was like he wanted to free all people from any sort of injustice," said Asomugha of King, whom he spent time with in New York prior to the feature heading into production."

Asomugha as Carl "KC" King in the Sundance Audience Choice Award winning film 'Crown Heights.' Photo courtesy of 'The Playlist.'

Asomugha as Carl "KC" King in the Sundance Audience Choice Award winning film 'Crown Heights.' Photo courtesy of 'The Playlist.'