Author of Fight Club Chuck Palahniuk’s Novel Lullaby to Get Film Adaptation
Chuck Palahniuk’s comedy/drama/tragedy novel Lullaby is to be adapted as an independent movie, with Josh Leake on board to produce and Andy Mingo lined up to direct and potentially co-write with Palahniuk.
Carl Streator is a reporter investigating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for a soft-news feature. After responding to several calls with paramedics, he notices that all the dead children were read the same poem from the same library book the night before they died. It’s a ‘culling song’ – an ancient African spell for euthanizing sick or old people. Researching it, he meets a woman who killed her own child with it accidentally. He himself accidentally killed his own wife and child with the same poem twenty years earlier. Together, the man and the woman must find and destroy all copies of this book, and try not to kill every rude sonofabitch that gets in their way.
Mingo posted on Facebook: “I’m honoured and humbled to be bringing one of my all-time favourite novels to the big screen with my production partner Josh Leake and our new production company Mindpollen.
“This is going to be quite the adventure.”
Mingo added that he would like to shoot in Portland and eastern Oregon but that this will be dependent on funding.
He explained: “We would love to shoot in Portland and eastern Oregon, and can only hope that the state legislature can pass current house and senate bills for expansion of the Oregon Production Incentive Fund. Otherwise we will shoot in Louisiana.”