The big screen rendition of Brad Land’s book Goat: A Memoir has been around for a while. David Gordon Green penned the initial draft of the script and also planned to direct it as well, but in 2008, he passed directorial duties over to Mud’s Jeff Nichols. However, now it’s being reported that the film is finally moving forward and that Andrew Neel (King Kelly), not Nichols, will direct it.
James Franco is also on board to produce the film, which follows the story of a 19-year-old boy recovering from a vicious assault who pledges a fraternity with his brother and faces brutal challenges to prove his loyalty to the brotherhood. Hit the jump for more on Goat.