Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story – TBA (Announced)
Moving into the producing scene, it’s been announced that Angelina Jolie is reportedly going to produce Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story, alongside fellow producer Todd Black, who is known for the drama Fences, Steve Tisch of Escape Artist Productions, and Abraham Taylor, according to Deadline.
The biopic will follow the story of legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe, who will be played by Martin Sensmeier, who has had roles in the 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven, as well as a recurring role in the HBO sci-fi drama Westworld as Wanahton.
The movie itself covers the extensive history of Native Americans and their injustice within the United States, mainly centering on the tale of Jim Thorpe. Thorpe was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation and his native name, Wa-Tho-Huk, translates to Bright Path, hence the movie title. Thorpe won two Olympic gold track and field medals in 1912, representing the United States, but his citizenship went unrecognized during a period of cultural genocide for the Native Americans.