Tommy Lee Jones in Burke’s Electric Mist


Tommy Lee Jones will star in an adaptation of James Lee Burke’s novel “In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead,” adapted by Mary Olson-Kromolowski and Jerzy Kromolowski, reports Production Weekly.

Jones will portray Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux, previously played by Alec Baldwin in Heaven’s Prisoners. Directing is French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, who is scheduled to begin production in April, with locations around Louisiana.

Hollywood has sent its emissaries to New Iberia Parish to film a Civil War epic in the steaming mists of the Louisiana bayou — reawakening the ghosts of a past best left undisturbed.

The restless specters wait in the shadows for cajun cop Dave Robicheaux — as he hunts a serial butcher who is preying on the less-then-innocent young. For these spirits are the guardians of Robicheaux’s darkest torments — and they hold the key to his ultimate salvation…or a final, fatal downfall.