Nate Parker to direct detective drama “The Birth of a Nation”

Vastavam web: Nate Parker has been roped in to direct detective drama “Black & Blue” making it his first helming project since “The Birth of a Nation.” “Black & Blue” is based on the life of Los Angeles Police Department detective Ralph Waddy, who died last year, reported Deadline.M B Entertainment’s Steven Jensen has bought Waddy’s life rights. He will produce along with Darren Enenstein, Shondrella Avery, Adam R Sanders, and Lenny Rosenberg.

During his tenure at the Los Angeles Police Department, Waddy was involved in the capture of Charles Manson and his followers who were convicted in the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and seven others, and “Skid Row Slasher” Vaughn Orrin Greenwood was convicted of slashing the throats of nine transients in 1974 and 1975.