Will Tenn Be the Next Capote?
Director Taylor Hackford (Dolores Claiborne, Against All Odds, An Oficer and a Gentleman) is set to direct the Tennessee Williams bio-drama Tenn from a screenolay by Robin Shushan:
"Pic focuses on how Williams' tumultuous upbringing -- complete with a scornful father, depression, conflicts about sexuality and watching his beloved sister institutionalized and lobotomized -- fueled the conflict in such plays as 'The Glass Menagerie' and the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'A Streetcar Named Desire.' Ohoven said the script was a close parallel to 'Capote,' which turned the 'In Cold Blood' author's relationship with two murderers into a riveting drama. 'I had that same incredible feeling reading this script that I had on 'Capote,' and here again is an extremely dramatic story about how a torn and twisted life led Williams to write such great successes,' [producer Michael] Ohoven said."