According to Variety, Jamie Foxx is attached to star in the adaptation of Jeff Stetson's novel Blood on the Leaves for Paramount Pictures.

Foxx's studio-based production shingle, which will produce, brought the book to Paramount with him attached.

Stetson will adapt his own work, which 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. Foxx would topline as the D.A.

Warner Books published the tome in July 2004.