Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has signed up to produce and star in a screen adaptation of JEFF STETSON's novel BLOOD ON THE LEAVES.

The RAY star will play a district attorney who harbours feelings of revenge while prosecuting a black history professor on trial for the murders of white men accused of crimes against African-Americans during the civil rights movement.

Foxx has been vocal about his own struggles with racial prejudice while growing up in Texas.