Full Moon Flims have announced that Marshall-Green will play Williams in "Lonely Hunter," a biopic about Southern novelist Carson McCullers, who wrote "The Heart is A Lonely Hunter" at the ripe age of 23 and eventually lived for a few years in Paris where she palled around with writers like Williams and Truman Capote. Lest anyone think that "Lonely Hunter" is going to be one of those buddy comedies, McCullers suffered from illness for most of her life, battled alcoholism, and had a tumultuous relationship with her husband Reeves McCullers, who eventually killed himself. Take that, "The Hangover"!
Last October, Jena Malone was cast as McCullers for director Deborah Kampmeier (Dakota Fanning rape movie "Hounddog"), and Marshall-Green seems like another solid choice, though we're not sure if the role will launch him into the kind of stardom we've pegged him for. Still, the actor will likely be offered plenty of genre and action roles after "Prometheus" opens, and lining up a dramatic role in advance, even if its not the lead, seems like a shrewdly smart decision on his part. "Lonely Hunter" is supposed to start shooting sometime this year, with Kampmeier busy filling out the rest of the cast.