Tulia Turn For Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton will reunite with his “Monster’s Ball” co-star Halle Berry in “Tulia,” the Carl Franklin-directed drama for Lionsgate reports Variety.

The film follows an ACLU lawyer’s efforts to expose a corrupt and racially motivated rash of drug convictions in rural Tulia, Texas, in 1999.

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.