Naved wrote on 13 Mar 2009
James Ellroy wrote the screenplay in the mid-1990's inspired by the O.J. Simpson trial. Over the years, Spike Lee, David Fincher, and Oliver Stone were attached to direct the film at various stages of preproduction. Sean Penn was once attached to star. John Ridley also contributed 2 the screenplay. Belgian director Erik Van Looy was set 2 direct this film according to interviews, but these plans were scrapped in preproduction, upon which Van Looy went on 2 direct Loft (2008) in his home country.