Singleton Takes Over Tulia

ON has learned that John Singleton has taken over directing duties for Tulia, which reunites Monster’s Ball stars Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton. Carl Franklin was previously attached to helm.

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.