British theater director John Doyle has signed to helm Horton Foote’s ensemble drama “Main Street” for Reliant Pictures. Lensing is set to launch March 16 in Durham, N.C.
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.”
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