Rashid Johnson's Native Son Picked up by HBO Films

Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018), Photo: Dia Dipasupil/ Getty Images for ICP

Rashid Johnson's (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) first film, Native Son, has been picked up by HBO Films reports Vulture. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival is an adaptation of Richard Wright's famous novel. Hyperallergic also reported on HBO's acquirement of the film. Adapting the 1940 novel to post-1977 Chicago, the film was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. Native Son is set to appear on HBO later this year.