Terry Chase Chenowith's Back Fence Productions has picked up the rights to the Joe H. Harless novel, Black Warrior's Curse.

The book is a fictionalized account of violence amid the work of the civil rights movement in the Deep South in the 1950s and '60s as viewed from the prospective of a young white man and an African-American of the same age, both from Alabama. Adding Variety, both are changed by the riots and church bombings in Birmingham, 'Bloody Sunday' in Selma and Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

Chenowith will write the script for Black Warrior's Curse; a production schedule hasn't been set.