Eastwood Tied To The Rails

By Garth Franklin Wednesday June 28th 2006 01:31AM

Alison Eastwood is poised to make her directorial debut with "Rails and Ties" for Warner Independent Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

The drama is being produced through Clint Eastwood's Malpaso Prods. "Rails" is based on an original screenplay by Micky Levy and revolves around two families and their physical, emotional and psychological collision.

The story begins on a beautiful stretch of the California coastline, where a suicidal mother parks her car on a railroad crossing and awaits the arrival of a speeding train with her 9-year-old son in the car.