It was just announced today that Logan Marshall-Green, who plays a space explorer in the much hyped upcoming sci-fi thriller, “Prometheus,” directed by Ridley Scott, will next portray Tennessee Williams in “Lonely Hunter,” a film based on the life of Carson McCullers. Carson McCullers, the 1940’s Southern author of “Heart is a Lonely Hunter” -which she wrote when she was only 23- and “Member of the Wedding,” was one of the most important writers of her time. Shooting is to begin this year and Avy Kaufman, who is casting, says no other actors have yet been cast.
Tennessee Williams was McCullers’ best friend and longtime confidant. He described her novels as being about “the nearly insoluble problems of human love,” which could just as easily describe the subject at the heart of his own works.
McCullers was plagued by crippling illness and tumultuous marriages her entire life. The movie will span 35 years in her life and feature the important people in her life, including Williams, her protégé Truman Capote and her roommate Gypsy Rose Lee. The screenplay is by Deborah Kampmeier and Sarah Schulman and Ms. Kampmeier will direct.
Mr. Marshall-Green, who is currently shooting “Black Dog, Red Dog,” co-starring Olivia Wilde and James Franco, is best known from his roles in “Across the Universe” (2007) and “Brooklyn’s Finest” (2009).
The actor’s name will become more familiar June 1 when his next film, “Prometheus,” a sequel to “Alien,” which is sure to be a summer blockbuster, is released. The Ridley Scott 3D film, which also stars Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. Is about a team of explorers who go on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe, where they fight a battle to save the future of the human race.