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Brad Pitt's production company to make Steubenville rape case film

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Brad Pitt's production company is set to make a film about the Steubenville case, which dominated headlines in late 2013, following the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school footballers in 2012.

The company has bought the rights to a Rolling Stone feature Anonymous Vs. Steubenville, which covers the case, but mainly focuses on one man named Deric Lostutter.

Lostutter was the leader of the online vigilantes, who set about to expose the true story of what happened in Steubenville and offer justice to the victim. Despite the fact that many teenagers had circulated images of the girl online, it had been covered up by many in the town.

The Rolling Stone article describes the life of Lostutter; how he came to be part of Anonymous and how he uncovered a ring of cover-ups in Steubenville.

After he discovered what had really happened, Lostutter's information was central to bringing charges against the rapists as well as indiciting the high school superintendent, the elementary school principal and two high school coaches.

However, Lostutter now faces criminal charges himself, as a result of his involvement with the hacking group, and currently faces a 20 year prison sentence, while the rapists only face one.

This project will be the first Pitt, Gardner and fellow Plan B producer Jeremy Kleiner, have announced since their best picture Oscar win for 12 Years a Slave.

Their current films in development includes World War Z, Marilyn Monroe biopic, an adventure tale centered on Percy Harrison Fawcett, the man who disappeared in his search for The Lost City of Z and a period piece centered on the town of Selma Alabama during the civil rights movement.

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