John Sayles has signed on to direct the musical drama, Honeydripper for the indie group Anarchist's Convention Films.

The film stars Danny Glover, blues guitarist Keb' Mo', R&B singer Ruth Brown and Gary Clark Jr. Sayles also wrote the script that centers on Tyrone (Glover), owner of the Honeydripper juke joint, says The Hollywood Reporter. When business at Tyrone's blues club begins to drop off, against his better judgment, Tyrone hires Sonny (Clark), a young electric guitarist, in a last-ditch effort to draw crowds during harvest time.

Honeydripper will begin shooting in September in Alabama, the city where the story takes place; a 2007 release has been scheduled.