EXCLUSIVE: One of the most devastating massacres in U.S. history is coming to the big screen. Zero Gravity Management and The Story Company are developing a feature about the racial unrest that happened in the Greenwood section of Tulsa, OK, dubbed “Black Wall Street.” Tim Story is set to direct and produce with his the Story Company alongside Christine Holder and Mark Holder of Zero Gravity.
Christopher Kubasik will pen the screenplay. The project was inspired by Corinda Marsh’s Holocaust in the Homeland, which tells the story of one of the darkest days in American history. As one of the most prominent concentrations of African-American businesses in the United States during the early 20th century, envious locals in Tulsa dubbed the Greenwood section “Black Wall Street” because of its economic success — until the Tulsa race riot of 1921, in which white residents massacred black residents and razed the neighborhood within hours.