Mackie will star as Cochran in the movie focusing on the wrongful death case of college football player Ron Settles, who was found severely beaten and hanging in his cell after he was arrested in 1981. Cochran, however, is best known for representing O.J. Simpson in his murder case in 1995.
“It’s a huge opportunity,” Mackie told TheWrap about the role in May. “People know Johnnie Cochran as the O.J. lawyer, but Cochran changed the face of civil dissent, he brought theatrics to the courtroom. It’s a honor to be able to play him.”
Robbie Brenner, Jason Spire and Kevin McKein are producing alongside Mackie.
Chadwick is represented by UTA.