Foote Film "Main Street" Features Firth, Burstyn, Clarkson, Bloom, Wopat and Clark

News   Foote Film "Main Street" Features Firth, Burstyn, Clarkson, Bloom, Wopat and Clark Filming for "Main Street" — penned by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote — began April 6 in Durham, NC. John Doyle, the British theatre director who helmed the Broadway revivals of Company and Sweeney Todd, directs.
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The cast boasts Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson, Amber Tamblyn and Orlando Bloom with Andrew McCarthy, Tom Wopat and Victoria Clark in featured roles. Oscar nominee Don McAlpine is director of photography. The creative team also includes production designer Christopher Nowak and costume designer Gary Jones.

"Main Street," according to press notes, "is a contemporary drama focusing on the lives of five residents of a small Southern city. In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit Southern community — will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood."

No release date for the film has been announced.

Producers of the Reliant Pictures film are Spencer Silna and Jonah Hirsch; executive producers are Doug Saylor and Adi Shankar.

John Doyle won a Tony Award for his direction of Sweeney Todd. He was most recently represented Off-Broadway with the Public Theater production of Road Show. Horton Foote won the Pulitzer Prize for The Young Man from Atlanta and Academy Awards for "Tender Mercies" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." Foote's Dividing the Estate recently ended a limited run on Broadway.

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