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California Innocence Project Co-Founder Discusses The Making Of ‘Brian Banks’ Film

Greg Kinnear (left) stars as Justin Brooks and Aldis Hodge (right) stars as B...

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Above: Greg Kinnear (left) stars as Justin Brooks and Aldis Hodge (right) stars as Brian Banks in Tom Shadyac’s "Brian Banks."

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The exoneration story of Brian Banks is one of the notable achievements of the work of the San Diego-based California Innocence Project and now it's being told in a motion picture playing in theaters nationwide.

Aired: August 13, 2019 | Transcript

The exoneration of Brian Banks is one of the notable achievements of the work of the California Innocence Project and now his story it's being told in a motion picture playing in theaters nationwide.

The movie, "Brian Banks", chronicles the true story of Banks, a rising football star, who finds his life upended after being wrongly convicted of a rape.

When the San Diego-based California Innocence Project took his case, his attorney Justin Brooks thought it was the longest of long shots.

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Now, many hope the film will bring the plight of the wrongfully convicted into clearer focus.

Brooks, a co-founder of the Innocence Project, joins Midday Edition Tuesday to talk about the case and his involvement in the making of the film.

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