Freaks Of The Heartland

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Freaks of the Heartland: David Gordon Green will direct the horror thriller
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Overture Films will develop an adaptation of Freaks of the Heartland, Steve Niles' graphic novel.

David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) is set to direct the horror thriller, from a screenpplay by Peter Sattler and Geoff Davey.

Illustrated by Greg Ruth, Niles' six-part 2004 series about the horrible secret of a rural Middle American town, involves Trevor Owen's attempts to protect his "monster" of a 6-year-old younger brother and Gristlewood Valley's other "freaks" from their parents' worst instincts.

Green and Dark Horse Entertainment president Mike Richardson are producing. Niles, who also wrote "30 Days of Night," is executive producing.