Newswire: Director Lenny Abrahamson moves from Room to a burning pot farm

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According to Deadline, Room’s Lenny Abrahamson is attached to direct a movie based on Burning Rainbow Farm, a book by Dean Kuipers. The book is about Tom Crosslin and Rollie Rohm, a couple who ran a “peaceful, pot-friendly haven” in Michigan called Rainbow Farm in the ‘90s. The farm and its annual music festival quickly became a big draw for fans of that kind herb, but it all fell apart when a teen crashed his car and died during one of the farm’s events.

From there, things escalated dramatically: Cops raided the farm and took the couple’s son, and rather than face prison time for growing a bunch of pot and for illegally possessing a firearm, Crosslin and Rohm burned everything down. Eventually, the FBI got involved and Crosslin and Rohm were killed in a standoff. Also, this all happened about a week before 9/11.

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