‘This American Life’ Segment to Become a Movie


A segment of the radio show "This American Life" will be adapted into a film to be directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace, Finding Neverland). It's based on the "TAL" episode "Heretics" (listen here), which tells the story of Carlton Pearson, an evangelical preacher ostracized by his church when he has the revelation that there is no hell. Perhaps "TAL" host Ira Glass can be petitioned to do the film's voice-over narration work, even though this is not a documentary.