Picture Entertainment and Plum Pictures have just signed a deal to remake the classic William Faulkner adaptation Intruder in the Dust. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this will be the second time that the novel has been adapted to film, the first being directed by Clarence Brown for MGM in 1949.

The Noble prize-winning Intruder in the Dust centers on a black man in rural Mississippi falsely accused of shooting a white neighbor in the back. The imprisoned man must stave off a lynch mob with the help of an unlikely band of locals who search for the evidence that will prove his innocence.

Production for Intruder in the Dust is expected to start in 2009.