Screenplay by Bill Kauffman being turned into feature film
It's now official -- local author, historian and localist advocate Bill Kauffman is now a screenwriter, too.
Kauffman wrote a script based on a novel by Harold Frederic, a 19th Century resident of Utica.
The movie, titled "Cooperhead" and set in the Civil War, recently started production in King’s Landing, New Brunswick, Canada.
The story centers around a family torn apart by the war between the states.
Kauffman is a native Batavian and currently resides in Elba. No word on when his book about Batavia, "Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette," will be turned into a major Hollywood production.
Congrats, Bill. Geez that took some patience... How exciting! Best of luck to all.
Note to readers: Bill's book "Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette" is so insightful and funny that I laughed 'til I cried while reading some passages. Alternately, I kept a dictionary handy because he peppers his writing here and there with a word that is new to me. And if I do say so myself, that's rather hard to do.
Congratulations Bill!! Can't wait to see the movie!
You Go, Bill ! ! !