Acclaimed podcast S-Town to be adapted into film; Spotlight's Tom McCarthy being roped in to direct

The Associated Press

June 15, 2018 11:25:02 IST

New York: The popular podcast S-Town is being developed as a movie.

The film production company Participant Media has acquired the feature film rights to the seven-episode podcast. Spotlight director Tom McCarthy is in negotiations to direct.

Made by the creators of the podcast Serial, S-Town is about an Alabama antique clock restorer from Woodstock, Alabama, named John B McLemore. In 2012, he sent an email to the makers of This American Life asking for help in a murder investigation.

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Longtime This American Life producer Brian Reed traveled to McLemore's hometown. But Reed uncovered not so much a whodunit procedural as a more mysterious small-town tale.

Deadline first reported the deal.

Updated Date: Jun 15, 2018 11:25 AM