Award-winning novel heading to cinemas…

Actor-turned-director Bill Paxton has selected an adaptation of Joe Lansdale‘s racially-themed novel ‘The Bottoms’ as his next directorial effort, with Paris-based Memento Film International producing.

Plots details come via Deadline, the East Texas-set drama follows “an adolescent boy, his little sister, and their father who stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottom of the Sabine River. The townsfolk cover up the crime until the body of a white woman is found in similar circumstances and it falls to the family to unearth the truth.”

Filming is planned for later this year, with Paxton directing a script by Brent Hanley. The two previously worked together on Paxton’s 2001 directorial debut ‘Frailty.’