Colin Warner

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'Atlanta' Star Lakeith Stanfield Takes a Serious Turn With Wrongful Imprisonment Drama 'Crown Heights'

The rising star breaks from the absurdity of ‘Atlanta’ to portray Colin Warner, a Black man who served over two decades in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. As ‘Crown Heights’ hits a growing number of screens, we spoke to the actor and his subject about their first meeting, what drives them, and the importance of telling real stories of injustice.

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WATCH: Lakeith Stanfield Fights Wrongful Murder Conviction in 'Crown Heights' Trailer

The “Atlanta” star portrays Colin Warner, a Trinidadian-American teen falsely convicted of murder and seeking exoneration for his two-decade incarceration.