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‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay to Direct CBS Pilot ‘For Justice’

Ava DuVernay has signed on to direct and exec produce CBS’ “For Justice” drama pilot, Variety has learned.

From “Law & Order” vet Rene Balcer, who’s serving as writer and exec producer, the pilot follows a female FBI agent working in the Criminal Section of the Department of Civil Rights Division who finds herself caught between her radical real family and her professional family.

The project, based on James Patterson’s novel “The Thomas Berryman Number,” also has Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, James Patterson, Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout attached to exec produce with DuVernay and Balcer. Berry Welsh will co-exec produce. CBS TV is the studio.

DuVernay is also creating an original television series for OWN with Oprah Winfrey, based on the novel “Queen Sugar.”

DuVernay is repped by Bill Douglass, Mark Ross, Rand Holston and Ben Weiss of Paradigm, and Nina Shaw and Gordon Bobb of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.

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