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THE BOTTOMS: Bill Paxton is Directing Lansdale Book to Film Adaptation

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Bill Paxton is directing The Bottoms. The selection of Bill Paxton answers the question of who will direct the book to film adaptation of The Bottoms. The book the drama movie will be based on was written by Joe Lansdale.

On the people behind the scenes of The Bottoms:

The [script] is written by Brent Hanley who penned Paxton’s 2001 directing effort Frailty.

Emilie Georges, Nicholas Kaiser, Naima Abed, and Shumaker will produce for Paradise City. Brad Wyman is an executive producer. WME will package and represent North American rights.

On the plot of The Bottoms:

The Edgar Award winning, racially-themed novel is set in East Texas and follows an adolescent boy, his little sister, and their father who stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottom of the Sabine River. The townsfolk cover up the crime until the body of a white woman is found in similar circumstances and it falls to the family to unearth the truth.

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Source: Deadline

 

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