×

‘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.

Popular on Variety

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.

More Film

  • Parasite Movie

    'Parasite' Enjoys Record Box Office Boost After Oscar Wins

    Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” is reaping box office riches after its groundbreaking Oscar best picture win. The twisted South Korean thriller collected $5.5 million over the weekend, an exceptional 234% increase in ticket sales and the biggest post-Oscar boost for a best picture winner in the past decade. In the seven days since the Academy [...]

  • Nikita Pearl Waligwa

    Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Actor in Disney's 'Queen of Katwe,' Dies at 15

    Nikita Pearl Waligwa, an actor who appeared in Disney’s biographical drama “Queen of Katwe,” has died, according to BBC and the Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor. She was 15. Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 and seemed to recover a year later. However, in 2019, another tumor was found. “Queen of Katwe” [...]

  • James Marsden and Sonic (Ben Schwartz)

    'Sonic the Hedgehog' Dominates Box Office With Mighty $57 Million Debut

    Paramount’s family film “Sonic the Hedgehog” ignited over Presidents’ Day weekend with $57 million in North America and $100 million globally, the biggest showing ever for a video game adaptation. “Sonic” is expected to earn $68-70 million through Monday, one of the best results for the holiday weekend. The better-than-expected start is even more notable [...]

  • Shaun the sheep

    How '80s Sci-Fi Films Inspired 'Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon'

    Shaun, everyone’s favorite sheep, is back, and this time he’s facing aliens and robots in “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.” Directors Will Becher and Richard Phelan teamed together on this film for their first full-length collaboration. While the two have been working at Aardman Studios, Phelan’s background was as a story artist and Becher’s [...]

  • Sonic (Ben Schwartz) in SONIC THE

    Box Office: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Speeding to $65 Million Opening Weekend

    “Sonic the Hedgehog” is speeding to a $65 million opening at the North American box office this President’s Day weekend, according to estimates. Paramount’s action-adventure, based on the Sega video game character, had been pegged to generate $40-45 million prior to its launch. Should estimates hold, it could break the $54 million record set last [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content