A homophobic sheriff (Billy Bob Thornton) investigating the murder of a transsexual in his Louisiana parish battles political interference and his own prejudice. Patricia Arquette. Carla: Sela Ward. Judge: William Devane. Ashley: Jena Malone. Bull: Tom Bower. CB: Ray McKinnon. Sister Felicia: Julie Hagerty. Sherry: Deana Carter. Gizmo: Hill Harper. Ornell: John McConnell. Governor: Michael Arata. Tiffany: Bradley Harrison Picklesimer. Dep. Jackson: Marcus Lyle Brown. David: Thomas Haden Church.