Movie adaptation of true-crime podcast ‘S-Town’ planned
NEW YORK - The popular truecrime podcast “S-Town” is being developed as a movie. The film production company Participant Media has acquired the feature-film rights to the seven-episode podcast. “Spotlight” director Tom McCarthy is in negotiations to direct. Made by the creators of the podcast “Serial,” ”S-Town“is about an Alabama antique clock restorer from Woodstock, Alabama, named John B. McLemore. In 2012, he sent an email to the makers of ”This American Life“asking for help in a murder investigation. Longtime “This American Life” producer Brian Reed travelled to McLemore’s hometown. But Reed uncovered not so much a whodunit procedural as a more mysterious small-town tale. Deadline first reported the deal.