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Karenna Gore Exec Producing Movie Based on Ecological Activism Book ‘Ghetto Plainsman’

Karenna Gore Exec Producing Movie Based on Ecological Activism Book ‘Ghetto Plainsman’
Karenna Gore and former Obama Administration advisor Barry Johnson are executive producing a movie based on Jarid Manos’ memoir “Ghetto Plainsman,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Jordan Walker-Pearlman (“The Visit”) is directing from a script he co-wrote with Carlton Jordan and Manos, along with Elizabeth Hunter. Walker-Pearlman and Jordan (“Love Handles”) are also producing.

Johnson arranged the film’s financing. He’s a business executive who has worked for the Obama Administration, Sony Music, Disney, the Staubach Company, and the joint venture of Microsoft and Bet.

“Ghetto Plainsman,” published in 2007, covers a man’s journey to find himself from his abusive rural Ohio childhood to the violent streets of 1990s New York, where he’s a drug dealer and self-loathing hustler, to America’s Great Plains — where he comes face to face with similar violence caused by man’s inhumanity towards nature. He sees his connection to all forms of
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Watch a Scene From Dennis Hopper’s Final Movie (Exclusive Video)

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Watch a Scene From Dennis Hopper’s Final Movie (Exclusive Video)
It took her five years, but writer-director-producer Linda Yellen has finally completed Dennis Hopper‘s final film. Yellen, whose credits include the 2000 film “The Simian Line” with Lynn Redgrave, was well into production on the indie comedy “The Last Film Festival” in May 2010 when the beloved actor died of prostate cancer. Hopper still had several key shooting days to complete in the lead role as a once-great Hollywood producer stuck in a small-town film festival. After shelving the project for several years, Yellen was struck by inspiration on how to fix the gaps in the narrative. She raised more than.
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