July 27, 2007 07:15:38 GMT
John Singleton is reportedly taking over Carl Franklin's directing duties on "Tulia."
Looks like the helming task on "Tulia" is no longer put on Carl Franklin's shoulder for another name is learned to have been picked up to carry out the chore.
According to BlackFilm.com, the man replacing Franklin is none other than acclaimed filmmaker John Singleton, widely recognized for his directorial work in "Boyz n the Hood" which scored him two Oscar nominations in 1992. A 1990 graduate of USC School of Cinema-Television, Singleton has often been lauded for his gritty helming efforts as seen in "Poetic Justice", "Higher Learning", and his most recent one, "Four Brothers."
Adapted from Nate Blakeslee book "Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town", the drama concerns an ACLU lawyer who attempts to expose a corrupt and racially motivated rash of drug convictions happened in rural Tulia, Texas in 1999. Script was originally penned by Karen Croner before getting a rewrite by Franklin.