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Plum Pictures sees Zobel is no ‘Turkey’

If I'm Craig Zobel right now I'm thinking its been a pretty sweet twenty-four hours. First the great news: Gotham Awards nominations aplenty (for Great World of Sound) and now, no more living from paycheck to paycheck (read our very own IONCINEMA.com's Laura Newman's intervew with Craig here) as the Hollywood Reporter reports that the filmmaker (a David Gordon Green clan member) will be directing his sophmore feature early next year.
 
Another S-Carolina project, Turkey in the Straw revolves around a race for county commissioner in a small town that takes an unexpected turn when one candidate shoots the other.

Written by Zobel and Barlow Jacobs (Low and Behold), the dark comedy will be backed by NY-based production house Plum Pictures with DGG most likely going be on board as an exec producer. Kim Jose (exec producer on DGG's All the Real Girls) will produce with her new banner Elephant Eye.

It will be nice to see what Zobel can do with more production money and if he will retain the docu-appeal that was found in his maxed out credit card budgeted GWOS.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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