Jena Malone Will Play Carson McCullers in Biopic


Director Deborah Kampmeier, whose previous film was the controversial (and poorly reviewed) Hounddog, is now making a biopic of the southern writer Carson McCullers called Lonely Hunter. Jena Malone of Donnie Darko fame will play McCullers. According to a press release the movie “will span 35 years in McCullers’ life and feature notable figures including her best friend Tennessee Williams, her protégé Truman Capote, her roommate Gypsy Rose Lee and collaborator Ethel Waters.”