Julie Dash (The Rosa Parks Story) is in final negotiations to direct new feature Tupelo 77, Angel Entertainment’s Bob Crowe said this afternoon at Sundance. Written by Rich Mancuso, the feature is the story of a group of people from various backgrounds in a small town in Mississippi who struggle to overcome obstacles of poverty, racial and religious differences and wounds of war. Crowe (Stained) and Sean Hewitt (Carry Me Home) will produce and shooting is set for this summer. Casting is underway.