Lionsgate Injects Fresh Air to "Tulia"



Lionsgate Films once again is set to adapt Nate Blakeslee's non-fiction book "Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town" for the big screen.

Brushing the dust off from its long-gestating project of "Tulia", Lionsgate is bringing the flick in progress again as The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the producing names behind the movie are currently in talks to have Carl Franklin onboard as the director.

Based on Nate Blakeslee's non-fiction book "Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town", the picture focuses on the 1999 arrests of 46 black men in the impoverished town of Tulia, Texas. Halle Berry has already been attached to play the lead attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund investigating the case.

Filming is slated to begin May 1 this year in Louisiana with Karen Croner penning the screenplay. The scribe, a 1987 graduate of USC School of Cinema-Television, is also on duty to pen "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba" and "Dexterity" scripts, both for Paramount Pictures.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Jamie Foxx Dumps Katie Holmes Over Her Scientology Drama
  2. Robert De Niro Has a Blowout Fight With Wife Grace Hightower
  3. Kris Jenner Is Ready to Fight for Full Custody of Rob's Daughter Dream
  4. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Begging' Tristan Thompson to Propose
  5. Report: Blac Chyna Is Pregnant With Rob Kardashian's Second Baby
  6. Mama June Is Looking for a Hot Toy Boy After Dramatic Weight Loss
  7. Report: Britney Spears Is Expecting a Child With Sam Asghari
  8. Fragile Yoko Ono Is Hoping to See John Lennon in Heaven
  9. Katy Perry Accidentally Flashes Her Bare Butt as She Reunites With Orlando Bloom at Oscars Party
  10. Does Caitlyn Jenner Have a New Girlfriend?

CELEBS PHOTO