You may not know Kevin Carter's name, but you know his work. Carter was a South African photographer whose Pulitzer-winning image of a starving Sudanese child being approached by a vulture vaulted him to international fame. Ultimately, he was unable to handle the fame, and the scrutiny that came with it (he was attacked for not protecting the child from the bird), and committed suicide in 1994, when he was just 33.

In addition to being the subject of an incredible Manic Street Preachers song, Carter's story was also told in a documentary short called The Life of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club. Dreamworks has acquired the rights to that film (nominated for an Oscar this year), and plans to turn it into a fictional feature about the photographer. Though Dan Krauss, who directed the documentary, will be involved in the project, it's unclear if he will direct, or just serve as a source on Carter's life.
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