George C. Wolfe (Lackawanna Blues) is set to direct Blood on the Leaves starring Jamie Foxx for Paramount Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on Jeffrey Stetson's 2004 novel, the story centers on a district attorney who grapples with feelings of revenge as he prosecutes a black history professor on trial for the murders of white men accused of crimes against blacks during the Civil Rights movement. The studio is searching for a second male lead.

Foxx, Marcus King and Jaime Rucker King are producing through their Paramount-based Foxxhole production company.