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H’Wood Reporter: Sayles has ear for ’50s music drama

H'Wood Reporter: Sayles has ear for '50s music drama

John Sayles will direct “Honeydripper,” a period musical drama starring Danny Glover, blues guitarist Keb’ Mo’, R&B icon Ruth Brown and Gary Clark Jr., a Texas blues guitarist. Set in 1950s Alabama, Sayles’ original script centers on Tyrone (Glover), owner of the Honeydripper juke joint. When business begins to drop off, against his better judgment, Tyrone hires Sonny (Clark), a young electric guitarist, in a last-ditch effort to draw crowds during harvest time. Sheigh Crabtree reports.

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