Spencer Silna of 1984 Films is producing with Jonah Hirsch of Fixed Point Films. Silna’s partners, Doug Saylor and Adi Shankar, will exec produce.
Doyle won a Tony Award in 2006 for “Sweeney Todd” and was nominated for a Drama Desk and a Tony for staging “Company.” He most recently directed “Road Show” for Gotham’s the Public Theater. Foote, 93, created “Main Street” after visiting Durham two years ago. Story centers on a diverse group of residents of a small, economically moribund American city facing the consequences of change. Foote won Oscars for penning “Tender Mercies” and adapting “To Kill a Mockingbird.”