6 August 2012 10:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For the first time ever, a David Sedaris story will become a movie. "C.O.G." -- a short story from Sedaris' best-selling 1997 essay collection Naked -- will begin production in October from writer-director Kyle Patrick Alvarez, who won the "Someone To Watch" Indie Spirit Award for his 2009 directorial debut "Easier Than Practice." "C.O.G." is based on Sedaris' experiences in his late 20s when he went to go work as an apple picker in the orchards of Oregon. Once there he found himself at odds with the locals and the religious right. Among them: Curly, a factory worker with nefarious intentions; Hobbs, the curmudgeonly farm owner; and Jon, a one-legged veteran evangelist who takes David under his wing. "I always thought there was something cinematic about this story," Alvarez said. "So after I finished 'Easier With Practice,' I started pursuing it. But everyone was like 'No, no, thanks for »


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