WOODSTOCK, Ala. (WIAT) - The investigative podcast S-Town is making headlines once again as Participant Media has reportedly acquired feature rights to make it into a movie, according to Deadline.
Spotlight's Tom McCarthy is reportedly in negotiations to direct the film and playwright Samuel Hunter is said to be in talks to write the script.
S-Town started as a podcast from Serial and This American Life telling a story of an Alabama man, John B. McLemore. McLemore asks the podcast's producer, Brain Reed, to come and investigate after hearing reports of a local bragging about getting away with murder.
S-Town recently won the Peabody award in 2017.