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Liv Ullman to Helm John Mellencamp and Stephen King's The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Liv Ullman to Helm John Mellencamp and Stephen King's The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

John Mellencamp, Liv Ullmann & Stephen King

Ullman most recently directed Cate Blanchett in the acclaimed Sydney production of 'A Streetcar Named Desire.'

Liv Ullmann will take the helm of The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the new tuner by rocker John Mellencamp and horror master Stephen King. The actress/director announced her involvement during a radio interview in Sweden, though no official confirmation of the project or Ullman’s position has been announced. The show was originally slated to be part of Atlanta’s Alliance Theater’s 2008-2009 season, but was later postponed.

Ullmann, a two-time Oscar-nominated actress, recently directed the Sydney Theater Company production of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Cate Blanchett. It subsequently transferred to a sold-out run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County centers on the story of a 1957 tragedy that haunts a small Mississippi town. A recording of the show was announced for forthcoming release in 2010. Though no formal release date is set, the T Bone Burnett-produced album is expected to feature Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello, Roseanne Cash, Neko Case, Sheryl Crow and Mellencamp, among others.

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