Truman Capote novella being developed for big screen

By Editors

Originally published on April 20 2001 12:00 AM ET

The New York Post reports that producer Lester Persky is collaborating with Aurelio DeLaurentiis of Filmauro Films to develop Handcarved Coffins, the Truman Capote novella, into a movie. Persky purchased the property from Capote years ago, after the novella was serialized in Andy WarholÂ’s Interview magazine.