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‘Ruby’s Prayer’ Movie Adaptation in the Works From ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Producer

Truth Entertainment is developing a movie based on “Ruby’s Prayer,” Ronald H. Keyser’s recently released historical novel set in the Wild West in the post-Civil War era.

Truth Entertainment was a production company on the Matthew McConaughey-Jared Leto drama “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Joe Newcomb, chairman and CEO of Truth Entertainment, and Keyser will serve as executive producers on the “Ruby’s Prayer” movie project. They are currently out to screenwriters to adapt the script.

Truth Entertainment has acquired movie and international rights to “Ruby’s Prayer.” It will also own the international rights to Keyser’s next work, a fictional account of a real-life Texas family known for their fame and fortune.

Truth recently announcing that it was developing and producing the feature film “The Nobistor Affair,” the true story of a top-secret mission to overthrow the Ghana government, with Newcomb acting as producer.

Published by Defiance Press, “Ruby’s Prayer” is the story of a Texas-based family during the spring of 1880, still recovering from the deep wounds of the Civil War, reveling in the final days of the Wild West and navigating through the birth of the Industrial Age.

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The father of the family was badly wounded during the Civil War and is dealing with the death of his wife and managing an old-standing grudge with another local and highly influential rancher. The eldest son, a battered soul recently released from Texas State Prison, must adjust to his new-found freedom, coming to terms with his brother’s role in sending him to prison.

“‘Ruby’s Prayer’ is full of excitement, drama and romance, and I couldn’t put it down when I read it,” said Newcomb. “Right away I knew this would be the next project for Truth Entertainment. We’re thrilled to be working with Ronald to bring his powerful novel to the big screen.”

Truth Entertainment is currently filming “The Tribes of Palos Verdes” starring Jennifer Garner, and is in post-production on “Stealing Cars” with William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman.

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