Daniels Eyes ‘Selma’

“Precious” director in negotiations for civil rights drama.

Last Updated: November 18, 2009 @ 10:28 AM

Helmer Lee Daniels is in advanced negotiations to direct "Selma," which will trace the historic 1965 march in the Alabama town that marked the political and emotional peak of the civil rights movement.

Daniels, whose "Precious" has received lavish critical kudos and is emerging as an indie awards season contender, will be teaming on the project with U.K. producer Christian Colson.

Read more at Variety.