20th Century Fox is developing a movie about the June 26 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court case that effectively legalized same-sex marriage.
Fox has acquired the life rights of Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit that went to the court. The studio has also bought life rights to Obergefell's attorney Al Gerhardstein.
Fox has set up the project with producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen through their Temple Hill banner. The project will be handled by Fox 2000.
The studio has also bought the movie rights to a book proposal by Obergefell and Debbie Cenziper, to be titled "21 Years to Midnight."
The news was first reported by the New York Times.
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