According to The Hollywood Reporter, Prisoner of Denver focused on the injustice and abuse of Colorado's legal system that saw 21-year-old Lisl Auman charged with murder when the crime occurred while she was in the back of a patrol car, already in police custody. She was handed a life sentence with no possibility of parole.
While behind bars, she began a correspondence with Thompson. His unrelenting grass-roots activism -- which included enlisting celebrity pals including Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro and Woody Harrelson -- and the Vanity Fair piece helped overturn Auman's sentence in 2005.
Thompson committed suicide before the case was overturned.
Producers are looking for writers to adapt the material, with a focus on Thompson and Seal acting as a couple of gonzo Woodward and Bernsteins.
No production date has been set.