Thornton Reunites with Berry in Tulia

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Monster’s Ball stars Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton will reunite for Tulia, the Carl Franklin-directed drama for Lionsgate, reports Variety.

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.”

Karen Croner wrote the script, and Franklin did a rewrite. Shooting begins April 30 in and around New Orleans.

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