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Thomason gets down to helm ‘Rainy Days’

Robertson novel optioned by World Won

NEW YORK — Veteran TV producer Harry Thomason has agreed to direct “Rainy Days and Mondays,” Brewster Milton Robertson’s first novel, which has been optioned by producer Alan Brown’s shingle, World Won Networks.

Pic will mark Thomason’s second directorial effort, after “Crossing the Bar,” a story set against the Bay of Pigs invasion featuring Billy Bob Thornton and Burt Reynolds.

Originally set up at Columbia, “Crossing the Bar” is currently without distribution. But Brown is producing “Crossing” with Thomason under the production banner Mozark, which Thomason controls with his wife, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.

Brown, who’s co-producing Pat Conroy’s “Beach Music” with Alan Ladd Jr., brought “Rainy Days” to Thomason. Novel, published by Georgia-based press Harbor House, concerns a future president who attempts to shut down the nation’s abortion clinics.

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