Jodie Foster will direct and may star in the class action drama SugarKings for UniversalPictures and Tribeca Films.

Based on a screenplay by Ned Zeman and Daniel Barnz, SugarKings is based on MarieBrenner's Vanity Fair article "In The Kingdom Of Big Sugar", about a law schoolgraduate and veteran public interest attorney to take on a powerful sugar baronon behalf of exploited migrant workers.

Jane Rosenthal will produce for Tribeca, which has a term dealwith Universal. Universal's president of production Donna Langley and seniorvice president of production Holly Bario will oversee the project for thestudio.

Foster stars in Imagine Entertainment's upcoming thriller Flightplan, which Buena Vista plans to release inNorth America on release on Sept 23.

She is currentlyfilming another project for Imagine, heist thriller The Inside Man, opposite Denzel Washington and CliveOwen for Universal. Foster is represented by ICM.