Hounddog Helmer Plans McCullers Biopic

Deborah Kampmeier (“Hounddog”) will direct “Lonely Hunter”, a biopic on the life of Southern scribe Carson McCullers at Fork Films reports Variety.

The story chronicles McCullers from her teenage years to her death in 1967 at age 50. Along with the author, who penned such works as “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” and “The Ballad of the Sad Cafe”, characters include such historical figures as her friend Tennessee Williams, protege Truman Capote, roommate Gypsy Rose Lee and Broadway collaborator Ethel Waters

Sarah Schulman is adapting the script from her own 2002 Off Broadway play “Carson McCullers (Historically Inaccurate)”. Abigail Disney will produce.