Posted on July 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Oscar Zeta Acosta earned his fame in a number of ways, being a writer, activist, politician, subject of a cold case, and friend and inspiration to Hunter S. Thompson.

And now he’ll be a screen star (well, sort of).

Deadline reports that Natalie Chaidez has acquired the film and TV rights to Acosta’s two novels, Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo and The Revolt of the Cockroach People.

Each contains elements and stories from his life, including his work in the Chicano civil rights movement.

Chaidez is hoping to create a TV series from those two books and is shopping it to various networks and streamers, according to Deadline.

If you weren't familiar with Acosta, who disappeared in 1974, check out these links: 

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