DETROIT (AP) – Three filmmakers with ties to Michigan are producing a movie based on a Detroit news anchor’s life with vitiligo.

Filmmakers Luke Jaden Sawicki, Cort Johns and Phil Wurtzel have optioned WJBK-TV morning anchor Lee Thomas’ 2007 book, “Turning White.” The filmmakers plan to write and produce the film version of the broadcast journalist’s story about living with vitiligo, a skin disorder that causes loss of pigmentation, under their new company, Eden Road Pictures.

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The company’s launch was announced earlier this month. Its mission is to produce films that will make an impact with their positive messages.

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Thomas will serve as the film’s executive producer.

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