‘S-Town’ Podcast In Participant Movie Deal With ‘Spotlight’s Tom McCarthy

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EXCLUSIVE: Participant Media has acquired feature rights to S-Town, the This American Life podcast. Spotlight‘s
Tom McCarthy is in negotiations to direct the film and playwright Samuel Hunter is in talks to write the script. This American Life will also produce. S-Town began as a podcast from Serial and This American Life. Hosted by Brian Reed, the podcast told the story of a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks Brian…