‘Guardians’ Michael Rooker reteams with ‘Henry’ director John McNaughton for new film

Michael Rooker, of the massive hit Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the Atlanta-filmed The Walking Dead, is reteaming with his Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer director John McNaughton for the feature adaptation of Southern Gothic icon Flannery O’Connor’s literary masterpiece, A Good Man is Hard to Find.

The film is being produced by Atlanta-based producer Ed Richardson (Founder & Managing Partner of Atlanta Metro Studios), David Zander (Spring Breakers) and Mike Sears (A Warrior’s Heart).  The screenplay was written by Benedict Fitzgerald.

The legendary Flannery O’Connor story, a duel between The Grandmother and The Misfit, revisits familiar territory for Rooker and McNaughton, as O’Connor’s 1950’s character, The Misfit, is cut from the same cloth as real life serial killers Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole. Fitzgerald previously adapted Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood for director John Huston.  Among other films, Fitzgerald wrote the screenplay with Mel Gibson for The Passion of the Christ, the highest grossing independent film of all time.

Ed Richardson is producing A Good Man is Hard to Find under his Atlanta-based R&R Productions Worldwide.

A Good Man is Hard to Find will be shot in the Atlanta area.

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