Lailaps to produce Greg Latter's adaptation of award-winning real-life drama by Peter Harris


Lailaps Pictures have optioned Greg Latter's adaptation of Peter Harris's award-winning courtroom thriller, A JUST DEFIANCE (South African title: IN A DIFFERENT TIME) and Bille August has been attached to direct. August directed one of Latter's earlier screenplays, 'Goodbye Bafana'

A JUST DEFIANCE is a devastating and moving book which tells the true story of an elite team of anti-apartheid soldiers on trial. Peter Harris was their lawyer.

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Winner of the SA Sunday Times Literary Alan Paton Non-Fiction Prize 2009, Shortlisted for Booksellers' Choice 2009 and the University of Johannesburg Debut Prize 2008/9, Jenny & Co's Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year, and Best Book of the Year 2008.

'Scrupulously written, heartbreaking and powerful.' -- Alexandra Fuller, New York Times

'Reads like a John Grisham novel ….a compelling read.' -- The Telegraph

'This book is a triumph, partly because of Harris's humility and honesty.' -- The Sunday Times

'Stunning ... a page-turner with a heart.' -- The Observer