Give Me Some Sugar Jodie

By Garth Franklin Tuesday July 26th 2005 03:54PM

Jodie Foster is getting back into the director's chair for "Sugar Kings," a drama for Universal Pictures & Tribeca Films reports Variety.

The feature also is being developed as a possible starring vehicle for Foster. "Kings," by screenwriters Ned Zeman and Daniel Barnz, is based on the Vanity Fair article "In the Kingdom of Big Sugar" by Marie Brenner.

The story centers on a female lawyer, fresh out of law school, who teams with a veteran public-interest attorney to take on a powerful sugar baron on behalf of exploited migrant workers.

Foster will next be seen in "Flight Plan" and has been starring for Universal and Imagine alongside Denzel Washington and Clive Owen in the Spike Lee-directed heist drama "The Inside Man."

Thanks to 'Corrie'.