Durham, N.C. — HBO has acquired the rights to a book about the Duke University lacrosse team sexual assault case, with plans to create a movie for the cable channel.
Variety, an entertainment industry magazine, reported that HBO plans a movie from the book "Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case," which was written by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr.
The movie would explore the dynamics of racism and class that made the case a national story, Variety reported.
Three lacrosse players were indicted on rape and kidnapping charges after a stripper told police she was attacked during a March 2006 team party at an off-campus house. The players were cleared of all charges a year later, and Durham's district attorney was disbarred, forced to resign and convicted of contempt of court for his actions in the case.