New Jack City

Mario Van Peebles (director, starring)
Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Chris Rock (starring)
Thomas Lee Wright, Barry Michael Cooper (screenwriters)

Burbank, CA: Jacmac Film, Circa 1989. Draft script for the 1991 film.

Mario Van Peebles' directorial debut, about a rising drug lord in Harlem during the crack epidemic of the late 1980s. Loosely based on a 1987 article, "Kids Killing Kids: New Jack City Eats Its Young," written by former "Village Voice" investigative reporter Barry Michael Cooper.

Set and shot on location in New York.

White untitled wrappers. Title page present, copyrighted 1989, with credits for screenwriters Barry Michael Cooper and Thomas Lee Wright. 115 leaves, with last page of text numbered 113. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three gold brads.

[Book #161172]