Mississippi high school student Constance McMillen, the lesbian student who sued her school district after it blocked her from attending the prom because she wanted to bring her girlfriend, will become the focus of an ABC Family television movie, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
The project is in the early stages and comes from Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Sony Pictures TV, which have optioned the rights to her story. "Ghost Whisperer" creator and executive producer John Gray will likely direct and will also write the script, the story says.
"Openly-gay producers Zadan and Meron, currently shepherding the ‘Footloose’ feature remake, have a track record of producing socially-conscious movies about gays," Andreeva writes.
While McMillen had to switch high schools because of harassment, she ended up recently winning a $35,000 settlement in her lawsuit against her school district, the story says.