The World Made Straight begins filming in NC

| March 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

haley“The World Made Straight”  has begun filming in the state.  Most will remember the bright talent of a young Haley Joel Osment  of  ”The Sixth Sense”.  Haley is a part of the cast in this film being directed by Jeremy Irvine. It is set in a rural Appalachian community that is haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre. A rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past. It is said that some North Carolina actors have been cast in strong supporting roles.

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The World Made Straight is a 2006 novel by Ron Rash

In 1970s Western North Carolina, a young man stumbles across a grove of marijuana, sees an opportunity to make some easy money, and steps into the jaws of a bear trap. He is discovered by the ruthless farmer who set the trap to protect his plants, and begins his struggle with the evils of his community’s present as well as those of its history. Before long, he has moved out of his parents’ home to live with a onetime schoolteacher who now lives in a trailer outside town, deals a few drugs, and studies journals from the American Civil War. Their fates become entwined as the community’s terrible past and corrupt present lead to a violent reckoning with the marijuana farmer and with a Civil War massacre that continues to divide an Appalachian community.

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Jason Saucier was born in Burbank, California and raised in and around New Orleans which is his family's native home. He began working in the film industry in the mid 1980's and has been residing in North Carolina since the turn of the century.

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