'S-Town' podcast reportedly headed to the silver screen

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.

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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.

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