EXCLUSIVE; Tom Brady, a co-exec producer on AMC’s forthcoming horror drama NOS4A2, rather than the football player, has scored his latest feature film project. I hear that he is writing Tulia, the film based on book Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town and directed by Seth Gordon.
The film tells the story of the 1999 case that saw 39 men, largely African-American, that were arrested over a drug scandal based on testimony from an unreliable cop. Set in the small Texas town of Tulia, the men were arrested and charged with dealing cocaine based on a federal investigation of corrupt cop Tom Coleman.
The film will explore how Vanita Gupta, who is now President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the NAACP fought to obtain acquittals of the majority of men and centers on issues of racial injustice.
It is produced by Mubina Rattonsey, the Before the Rains and Terrorist producer who runs Zero Gravity Motion Pictures, who acquired the rights from author Nate Blakeslee. The film has been set up at Paramount Pictures.
Brady is currently working on NOS4A2, which is based on Joe Hill’s 2013 novel. The ten-episode series follows Vic McQueen, an artist who discovers she has powers to discover lost objects and leads her to a serial kidnapper. He has previously written and produced episodes of Hell on Wheels, Colony and Body of Proof. Brady is represented by WME, Grandview and attorney Jonathan Shikora.