The star of the franchise “Men in black” and the movie “Old men” Tommy Lee Jones will be part of the actor’s tandem with Oscar-winning Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the sea”). Together they will play in the film adaptation of the novel of John Williams ‘ “Stoner”. The book was released in 1964, but then the public didn’t want it. A book called “Stoner” was only in 2003, after revision.
The book tells of William Stoner, the son of poor farmers, arrived after school at the University of Missouri. After College he refuses to return to the parental farm, and remained at the University to continue his studies, and then to teach. All decisions of young men, his actions, relationships with family and beloved woman in the end defines passionate love of literature.
The film will deal with company Blumhouse Productions, Cohen Media Group and Film4. The Director of the project appointed Joe Wright (“Atonement”).
The following rental movie Tommy Lee Jones will be the “Villa Capri” of the Director Ron Shelton. In it, he starred with Rene Russo and Morgan Freeman.