Early Riser (2012) is based on Chester Himes' Cotton Comes to Harlem novel and screenplay. Early Riser is one of three films included in the Tombigbee Chronicles Number Two. The series of films are based on famous people and objects from Columbus, Mississippi, my parent's hometown. The cotton in the novel and film comes the region around Columbus, Mississippi. Filmed noir style, the film depicts the scene when detectives Coffin Ed and Grave Digger Jones interrogate Lo-Boy, an artist/hustler, about the event concerning the demise of his friend Early Riser.
Kevin Jerome Everson