Talking to Deadline backstage after his win at this year’s BAFTAs, actor-director-writer Paddy Considine (‘Tyrannosaur’) confirmed that he is set to adapt Jon Hotten’s ‘The Years of the Locust.’
Hotten’s novel tells a true-life story of intrigue, paranoia, murder and money set in America’s South in the 1990s. It’s the story of sociopathic door-to-door sales king turned boxing promoter Rick “Elvis” Parker and his loyal, naive incorruptible heavyweight fighter Tim “Doc” Anderson, two men who never should have met, and when they did, one killed the other.
Considine’s official site also reveals that filmmaker is penning a ghost story entitled ‘The Leaning.’ The supernatural drama would reunite Considine with his ‘Tyrannosaur’ lead Olivia Colman. ‘The Leaning’ follows “a young woman haunted by a childhood trauma who in adult life struggles to form meaningful relationships. Every time she gets intimate with men a phenomena happens around her and she begins to feel a presence or activity.”