"Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Amazon Studios will team up to produce K Troop, a film based on the controversial white supremacist group, Ku Klux Klan. Gordon-Levitt will produce and potentially star in the drama.
The film, based on an upcoming Slate article by Matthew Pearl, is set after the Civil War and chronicles the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the South in 1865. Gordon-Levitt could potentially star as Major Lewis Merrill, a commander who led the U.S. Army’s K Troop against the KKK in 1871. The project is currently in search of a writer."