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Bill Paxton To Direct Adaptation Of Joe Lansdale Novel ‘The Bottoms’

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 10th, 2014

Ever read “The Bottoms” by Joe Lansdale? I read it a few years back and it’s great. Bill Paxton is set to direct the film version. Have no clue if it will make it into the movie, but the book version does have a Goatman character in it who’s feared by East Texas residents. ~ Sean Whitley of Southern Fried Bigfoot.

Paradise City, the newly-minted production label of Paris-based Memento Films International, has tapped Bill Paxton to direct the adaptation of prolific author Joe Lansdale’s The Bottoms. The Edgar Award winning, racially-themed novel is set in East Texas and follows an adolescent boy, his little sister, and their father who stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottom of the Sabine River. The townsfolk cover up the crime until the body of a white woman is found in similar circumstances and it falls to the family to unearth the truth. The transfer is written by Brent Hanley who penned Paxton’s 2001 directing effort Frailty. Shooting is planned for later this year.

#bill paxton #JoeLansdale #thebottoms

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


One Response to “Bill Paxton To Direct Adaptation Of Joe Lansdale Novel ‘The Bottoms’”

  1. G. de La Hoya responds:

    Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” in disguise.



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