According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jodie Foster is getting back into the director's chair for Sugar Kings, a drama for Universal Pictures being produced by studio-based Tribeca Films. The feature also is being developed as a possible starring vehicle for Foster.

Kings, by screenwriters Ned Zeman and Daniel Barnz, is based on the Vanity Fair article In the Kingdom of Big Sugar by Marie Brenner.

The story centers on a female lawyer, fresh out of law school, who teams with a veteran public-interest attorney to take on a powerful sugar baron on behalf of exploited migrant workers. Tribeca's Jane Rosenthal is producing.