Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" to be Adapted Into Feature Length Film

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David Zander, President and Co-Founder of bi-coastal/international commercial and music video production giant, MJZ (Morton Jankel Zander, Inc.), has partnered with Producers Ed Richardson and Mike Sears of 3645 Films to produce a feature film adaptation of National Book Award winning writer Flannery O’Connor’s legendary short story, A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND.

A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND is in active development and the screenplay has been written by Benedict Fitzgerald (WISE BLOOD, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST).

David Zander, President and Co-Founder of bi-coastal/international commercial and music video production giant, MJZ (Morton Jankel Zander, Inc.), has partnered with Producers Ed Richardson and Mike Sears of 3645 Films to produce a feature film adaptation of National Book Award winning writer Flannery O’Connor’s legendary short story, A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND.

A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND is in active development and the screenplay has been written by Benedict Fitzgerald (WISE BLOOD, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST).
The producers have also enlisted award winning Casting Director Laray Mayfield (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, FIGHT CLUB) to cast.

About David Zander/MJZ:
David Zander is the President of the globally acclaimed commercial production company, Morton Jankel Zander, Inc. MJZ has garnered the most prestigious awards in the industry and, over the years, has accumulated more awards than any other production company in the history of the advertising industry, including 4 Grand Prix awards, 4 Palme d’Or Awards, 11 Emmy nods, and a staggering 24 DGA nominations. MJZ’s directing roster is composed of many of the best directing talent of today including Spike Jonze, Harmony Korine, Dante Ariola and Craig Gillespie. Corporate clients include Nike, Coca-Cola, Google, Canon, Virgin Mobile, ESPN, Old Spice, P&G, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard. MJZ is currently in production with SPRING BREAKERS & in development with the UNTITLED “FREEWAY” RICK ROSS PROJECT. SPRING BREAKERS will be helmed by director Harmony Korine (MISTER LONELY, KIDS, GUMMO) and will star James Franco (127 HOURS, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, SPIDER MAN), Selena Gomez (WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, MONTE CARLO), Emma Roberts (AQUAMARINE, THE ART OF GETTING BY, NANCY DREW), Vanessa Hudgens (SUCKER PUNCH, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) and Rachel Korine (MISTER LONELY, TRASH HUMPERS).
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About Mike Sears/Ed Richardson/3645 Films:
Mike Sears most recently directed and Ed Richardson produced the upcoming feature film A WARRIOR’S HEART (to be released theatrically December 2nd , 2011) starring Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene (THE TWILIGHT SAGA), Chord Overstreet (GLEE), Adam Beach (FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS), Gabrielle Anwar (SCENT OF A WOMAN, BURN NOTICE) and William Mapother (IN THE BEDROOM, LOST) http://www.3645films.com

About Flannery O’Connor / A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND:
Known as a master of Southern Gothic literature, Ms. O’Connor was a devout Catholic living in rural Georgia, in the heart of the Protestant South. In Ms. O’Connor’s own words, A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND “is the story of a family of six which, on its way driving to Florida, gets wiped out by an escaped convict who calls himself the Misfit.” The violence found in the pages of her work serves a very specific purpose. Her belief was that “it is the extreme situation that best reveals what we are essentially”, and that “violence is strangely capable of returning my characters to reality and preparing them to accept their moment of Grace. Their heads are so hard that almost nothing else will do the work.”

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