NEW YORK (AP) — The popular true-crime 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.
It turns out that the same time John B. started writing emails to me, he also started writing to a musician he admired. They too struck up a correspondence. Like with me, that correspondence made a lasting impression on the musician. And now he's also sharing the results of it. https://t.co/UhJwB9Jr2P— Brian Reed (@BriHReed) February 14, 2018
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.
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.