This is a major downer. We had a really good thing going -- John Singleton directing Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton in the movie about the drug war travesty in Tulia, Texas.What a drag! While I've no illusions that Hollywood would portray the Tulia episode with any particular historical accuracy, I've been looking forward to the movie and to the symbolic, public vindication and denouement it would provide for Tulians wrongly caught up in the sting.
Now reports are that the project has been scrapped because Halle is pregnant.
It's been reported that after she's had her child the movie might be picked up again and put into development once again but at this point Tulia won't be made.
For more background on the Tulia case see Rev. Alan Bean's guest blog coverage on Grits of the Tom Coleman perjury trial.