Out producer Scott Rudin and actor Emile Hirsch will join director David Gordon Green on John Wells Productions and Killer Films' adaptation of Brad Land's Goat, which aims for a fall start date. Land's memoir of fraternity hazing chronicles his experience as a psychologically shattered 19-year-old struggling to bounce back from a brutal attack.
Rudin comes aboard the project to produce with Killer's Christine Vachon. Killer had been developing the script since Vachon nabbed the rights to Goat last year. Green was then brought aboard to pen an adaptation, which caught Rudin's eye.
"When I went after the book, we thought of David immediately," Vachon told Daily Variety. "I think that Scott was also a fan of the book, and a fan of David's. When he saw the script, he knew that David had pulled it off beautifully."