Taylor Hackford to Direct Tenn


Taylor Hackford will direct Tenn, a drama about the formative years of playwright Tennessee Williams, whose dysfunctional family life fueled some of his most acclaimed stage works.

Variety says Robin Shushan has written the screenplay.

Infinity Media’s Michael Ohoven (Capote) is financing development and will produce with Dan Halsted.

The film focuses on how Williams’ tumultuous upbringing — complete with a scornful father, depression, conflicts about sexuality and watching his beloved sister institutionalized and lobotomized — fueled the conflict in such plays as “The Glass Menagerie” and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Streetcar Named Desire.”