Making this his official breakout year, Tom Hardy lookalike thesp Logan Marshall Green who’ll next be seen in Prometheus, and is currently filming Black Dog, Red Dog has got the weighty gig of playing the infamous/famous playwright/writer Tennessee Williams in Deborah Kampmeier’s Lonely Hunter. The actor joins the already cast Jena Malone and Antonia Campbell-Hughes, with the role of Truman Capote currently the top remaining part to be filled. Filming is set for the summer.
Gist: This is the true story of novelist and playwright Carson McCullers, a woman who overcame tremendous odds to become one of the most influential writers of her time. Plagued by crippling illness and torrid marriages, her imagination provided a sanctuary that she shared with us all. ‘Lonely Hunter’ will span 35 years in McCullers’ life and feature notable figures including her best friend Tennessee Williams, her protégé Truman Capote, and her roommate Gypsy Rose Lee.
Worth Noting: Press release factoid: Williams was McCuller’s best friend and longtime confidant and described Carson’s major theme in her writing as “the huge importance and nearly insoluble problems of human love,” a theme he too well understood.
Do We Care?: I wince at the unfair critical and audience flack Kampmeier received for Hounddog (at the 2007 edition of the Sundance Film Festival) and look forward in seeing how this third outing will pan out.