Entertainment News: Singleton Takes Over Tulia

Published July 25, 2007

Posted Jul. 25, 2007 - According to BlackFilm.com, John Singleton has taken over directing duties from Carl Franklin for "Tulia." The film will reunites Monster's Ball lovers Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton.

The film, about an ACLU lawyer's efforts to expose a corrupt and racially motivated rash of drug convictions in rural Tulia, Texas, in 1999, is an adaptation of the Nate Blakeslee book "Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town."

Earlier this week, Franklin signed on to direct the Michael Baisden book, "The Maintenance Man."

Written by BET-Staff

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