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Lee Daniels in talks to direct 'Selma'

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Precious director Lee Daniels is in advanced negotiations to direct civil rights story Selma, Variety reports. Producer Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire) is planning the project about the historic 1965 march in the Alabama town. Brad Pitt’s Plan B is one of the co-producers of the film. Paul Webb wrote the script. Selma is set to shoot by early spring 2010, although no cast is attached yet.