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Malone books biopic

Thesp to star in 'Lonely Hunter'

Jena Malone (“Sucker Punch”) has landed the lead role in “Lonely Hunter,” the upcoming indie biopic of scribe Carson McCullers.

Deborah Kampmeier (“Hounddog”) will direct the the Gersh-repped Malone as the Southern Gothic novelist and playwright whose books include “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” and “The Member of the Wedding.” Plot covers 35 years in the late writer’s life, and includes depictions of famous friends and colleagues — including Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Gypsy Rose Lee and Ethel Waters.

“Lonely Hunter” is produced by Kampmeier, Troy Johanson of Full Moon Films and Blair Breard.

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