Brian Banks (played by Aldis Hodge) is a football star with a promising future at USC until he is wrongfully convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Despite a lack of evidence, Brian is sentenced to a decade of prison and probation. His inspiring journey towards exoneration and pursuit of his NFL dreams is chronicled in the film, with the support of the California Innocence Project and attorney Justin Brooks (played by Greg Kinnear).
Brian Banks' powerful story of perseverance and triumph is brought to life in this gripping film. Falsely accused and convicted, Banks endures a decade of imprisonment and probation. With the help of Justin Brooks and the California Innocence Project, he fights for his freedom and the chance to fulfill his dream of playing in the NFL. This inspirational true story highlights the challenges of the broken justice system and the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
IN THE PRESS
“Brian Banks almost never surprises us. We know where the story is going. (If it didn't go a certain way, there would be no movie.) Still, it's a well-constructed, well-acted, solidly told tale.”