It's not really news that East Bay filmmaker Ryan Coogler has started shooting his drama on Oscar Grant, the Oakland man who was killed by a BART police officer at the Fruitvale BART station three years ago.
What is news is that BART is participating in the film.
According to ABC News, BART has agreed to help make the production possible, but the transit agency has been tight-lipped about the details, including where and when the filming on BART property will take place. We're guessing that some scenes will be filmed on the Fruitvale platform, considering the movie is titled Fruitvale.
Of course the agreement has more to do with money than making amends; the filmmakers have given BART an undisclosed amount of cash to cooperate.
Fruitvale is an indie drama that's supposed to chronicle Grant's final hours before he was shot. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will play the role of Grant's mother, Wanda Johnson.