Picture Entertainment and Plum Pictures are partnering on an adaptation of William Faulkner's 1948 classic Intruder In The Dust.

Intruder tells the story of black farmer Lucas Beauchamp who is falsely accused of murdering a white man in Depression-era Mississippi.

Locked in jail and facing the imminent arrival of a lynch mob, Beauchamp's only hope lies with an unlikely band of defenders who help him dig up a grave that will prove his innocence. Clarence Brown directed the original adaptation for MGM in 1949.

'Intruder in the Dust is one of Faulkner's premier works,' Plum's Celine Rattray said. 'A timeless American story of the individual against the mob, it's also a terrific yarn with a riveting plot. Plum Pictures and Picture Entertainment are thrilled to be bringing this masterpiece to the screen.'

Plum's Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer and Daniela Taplin will produce with Lee Caplin of Picture Entertainment. Carl Colpaert will serve as executive producer.