While still unconfirmed, Variety reports that Liv Ullmann is set to direct The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical collaboration by John Mellencamp and Stephen King. The plot of Ghost Brothers centers on the legend of a 1957 tragedy that has haunted a small Mississippi town.
The musical was originally announced for the 2008-09 season at Alliance Theater in Atlanta but was later postponed indefinitely. Although King's website mentions a September bow for Ghost Brothers at the Alliance, a rep for the theater said no official plan to stage the musical has been confirmed.
In January a starry recording of "Ghost Brothers" was announced for a forthcoming release. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the package -- including three CDs and a book -- will feature Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello, Roseanne Cash, Neko Case, Sheryl Crow and Mellencamp, among others.
No release date for the recording has yet been announced.