Meghan Markle ‘pitches Black Lives Matter movie’ as part of her and Prince Harry’s £112 million Netflix deal

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Meghan Markle has pitched a documentary idea to Netflix, centring around the Black Lives Matter founder.

The 39 year old mum of one and her husband Prince Harry have signed on the dotted line in a multiyear deal with Netflix.

As a result, the Sussexes will produce documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children's programming all through their unnamed production company.

And it seems the first pitch is about BLM founder Patrisse Cullors, who is one of three names behind the movement.

A source told the Mirror: “Meghan has been blown away by the incredible work Patrisse has done.

"She thinks her story needs to be told – and she would love to be the one to make it.”

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The Black Lives Matter movement was started back in 2013 by 36 year old Patrisse, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.

The movement began with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, and people began to take to the streets to protest against inequality after the acquittal of George Zimmerman after the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Of their new Netflix deal, Harry, 35, and Meghan said in a statement: “Our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope. As new parents, making inspirational family programming is also important to us."


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They also said that Netflix's "unprecedented reach will help us share impactful content that unlocks action."

At the beginning of the year the couple made the decision to come away from their positions as Senior Royals and they officially stepped down in March.

The couple, who now live in LA with their one-year-old son Archie, have already made a move in their new Hollywood direction.

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Meghan's first job since stepping down was to narrate the Disney Plus docuseries Elephants, which came out in April.

Harry then appeared in a new Netflix documentary about about the Paralympic Games called Rising Phoenix, which aired on 26 August.

And last year he announced that he was partnering with Oprah Winfrey on on an Apple TV+ docuseries about mental health.

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