Precious director Lee Daniels is in advanced negotiations to step behind the camera on Selma, a retelling of the historic 1965 march in the Alabama town that marked the political and emotional peak of the civil rights movement.
Variety reports that Daniels will be teaming on the project with Slumdog Millionaire producer Christian Colson.
Selma would be the first new project for Colson and his Cloud Eight Films since the producer enjoyed eight Oscar wins with Millionaire, earlier this year. Pathe UK will take the lead on financing, with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner's Plan B co-producing.
Paul Webb wrote the script. No cast is as yet attached.