A couple of weeks ago we noted that although three of Cormac McCarthy's novels have become major motion pictures, one of which, No Country for Old Men, won the Best Picture Oscar, none of the three novels that are obviously set in or near his home town have ever been filmed.
That was true when we said it, but won't be anymore after this month. Actor James Franco is directing an independent film based on McCarthy's most startling novel, Child of God, which deals with extreme desperation and violent sexual perversity in Sevier County. But don't look for Mr. Franco and his entourage hereabouts. He's shooting it in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, and casting it heavily with non-union locals. It's a low-budget indie effort, but may get some attention thanks to Franco's star power, not to mention McCarthy's. Filming may already have begun, but if you're keen to lend a hand, check with email@example.com.