Bill Paxton is set to direct an adaptation of Joe Lansdale's racially-themed novel "The Bottoms" for Paradise City.
Set in East Texas, the story follows a family who stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottom of the Sabine River.
The townsfolk cover up the crime until the body of a white woman is found in similar circumstances. The family must then unearth the truth.
Brent Hanley ("Frailty") has adapted the script and filming begins later this year.