Monday, August 06, 2007
Director John Singleton will helm Liongate's film Tulia,
that stars Oscar winner Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton.
The flick is a legal drama that is based on Nate Blakeslee book
'Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town'. The
plot revolves around a lawyer's attempt to unearth a scandal behind
a string of drug convictions that puts 10 pct of black population
in the town behind bars, reports Variety. The arrests are dismissed
as racial profiling and the undercover officer, who conducted the
busts, is charged for perjury.
The flick is produced by Mike Tollin, Berry and manager Vince
Cirrincione, Sharla Sumpter and Singleton's manager Paul Hall.