"Freaks" on leash of "Pineapple Express" director

Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:04am EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - David Gordon Green, director of the recent pot comedy "Pineapple Express," will take the helm of the horror thriller "Freaks of the Heartland," a monster story based on the Dark Horse graphic novel.

Illustrated by Greg Ruth, Steve Niles' six-part 2004 series about the horrible secret of a rural Middle American town involves Trevor Owen's attempts to protect his "monster" of a 6-year-old younger brother and Gristlewood Valley's other "freaks" from their parents' worst instincts.

The Overture Films project will be adapted by freshman scribes Peter Sattler and Geoff Davey. Green's other credits include "Snow Angels" and "Undertow."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>The director of "Pineapple Express" , David Gordon Green, attends the film's premiere in Los Angeles July 31, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten</p>