According to Deadline, Scott Rudin (producer for many, many movies) has optioned Southern Bastards for FX, along with City on Fire and The Invisible Enemy: The Untold Story of the Battle of Chernobyl for Fox.

Southern Bastards is written by Jason Aaron (the writer for the new Thor and Marvel’s Star Wars book) and penciled/inked/colored by Jason Latour. It’s a very cool Southern crime story.

The story basically starts when Earl Tubb returns to his hometown of Craw County, Alabama, home of ribs and football. In fact, Earl’s father was the sheriff of Craw County and had to deal with all the corruption and dirt in the town, which eventually killed him. Earl joined the army and never looked back, but now he’s an old man, only back to pack up his dad’s old house and sell it.

But things are never as simple as that, as evidenced by the fact that everything in town appears to be controlled by Euless Boss, the coach of the Runnin’ Rebs. And one of Earl’s old friends is in deep with the Coach. All Earl wanted to do was pack up his dad’s house and then eat some good ribs, but nothing is ever simple. Not in Craw County.

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