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"Saints" Helmer Flies To "Yellow Birds"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday September 10th 2013 08:24AM

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" filmmaker David Lowery has done a deal to write and direct "The Yellow Birds" for the newly formed Story Mining & Supply Co. production company.

Based on Kevin Powers' National Book Award Finalist novel, the story details the experiences of a young American solider during the American-led war in Iraq, in particular what happens following the death of his friend in the Nineveh province in 2004.

Jeffrey Sharp and Jim Kohlberg will produce. The company is the same one behind Ron Moore's upcoming TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" novel series.

They are also developing adaptations of the Charles McCarry spy novel series, Wallace Stegner's "Angle Of Repose" and J. Robert Janes' "Mayhem".

Source: Deadline

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