- Fri Jul 27, 2007, 7:15 AM GMT
John Singleton is reportedly taking over Carl Franklin's directing duties on "Tulia."READ MORE
Based on a true story and the 2005 book "Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town." The plot is set in the summer of 1999, in the tiny West Texas town of Tulia, where 39 people - almost all of them black - were arrested and charged with dealing powdered cocaine.
But the federally funded investigation was based on the work of one notoriously unreliable undercover officer: Tom Coleman. Despite the flimsiness of the evidence against them, virtually all the defendants were convicted and given sentences as high as 99 years. Coleman was named a Texas Lawman of the Year for his work.