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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Boys on the Tracks heading to the big screen

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2012 at 6:14 AM

MOVIE COMING: On Leveritts book.
  • MOVIE COMING: On Leveritt's book.
Variety reports that Keir Person, who wrote "Hotel Rwanda," will direct the movie being made of Mara Leveritt's book, "The Boys on the Tracks."

"The Tracks" will tell the story of Linda Ives' effort to learn about the death of her teen son on railroad tracks in Saline County. As long-time Arkies know, the story (much of it covered over the years by Leveritt's reporting in the Arkansas Times) went in many tangents, touching everything from a discredited medical examiner to a governor and future president, with offshoots to a CIA drugs-for-arms deal and more.

Producer is Elizabeth Fowler, who's producing the movie "Devil's Knot" based on Leveritt's book about the West Memphis Three case, which stars Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. She's quoted in Variety as saying the story in "The Tracks" plays out "like a Grisham thriller."

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