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Thomas Carter news
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
June 10, 2005


"Coach Carter" director Thomas Carter is reteaming with Paramount Pictures on "Marcus Dixon", a feature film about the former Vanderbilt football recruit who was controversially imprisoned in a case that stirred up racial tensions and grabbed headlines.

The Hollywood Reporter says Dixon was convicted of aggravated child molestation after having consensual sex with a fellow student who was three months shy of 16. Dixon, who was 18 at the time, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after -- his supporters argued -- a law passed to stop child molestation was wrongly used to convict him.

Dixon was released after 15 months in prison. Carter will produce and direct.


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