Tulia: According to Variety, Oscar winner Halle Berry will topline Tulia, portraying a lawyer investigating an infamous Texas drug bust, for Tollin-Robbins Prods.

Berry, currently shooting Warner's Catwoman in Vancouver, will portray the NAACP's key attorney in a case involving the 1999 arrests of 10% of the black population of Tulia, Texas.

The arrests did not produce drugs or money, causing prosecutors and civil rights groups to denounce the bust as racial profiling. The undercover agent who conducted the bust was indicted for perjury; most of the 46 arrestees were pardoned by Texas Gov. Rick Perry last year.

Berry's next projects will be "Their Eyes Were Watching God," a telepic for Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Prods. based on Zora Neale Hurston's novel set in post-WWII Florida, and Fox Searchlight's October Squall, in which Berry will portray a rape victim.

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