Tulia

Release date:TBD

Studio:Lionsgate

Director:Seth Gordon

MPAA Rating:N/A

Screenwriter:N/A

Starring:N/A

Genre:Drama

Plot Summary:

Based on the infamous 1999 case that saw dozens of men, most of them African-American, arrested for a drug scandal based on the word of an unreliable cop. Based on the 2005 book "Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town." - 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. The story, centering on the larger issues of racial injustice, poverty, desperation and the American war against drugs, will also follow Vanita Gupta and the NAACP team who fought a valiant battle against seemingly insurmountable odds to obtain acquittals in 2004 for the majority of the victims.