A major director is attached to a film adaptation of Arkansas Times contributing editor Mara Leveritt’s “Devil’s Knot,” Deadline New York reports. Atom Egoyan (“The Sweet Hereafter,” “Chloe”) is aboard to direct a script originally penned by Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman (“The Exorcism of Emily Rose”).

The film could be ready to shoot this spring.

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Start dropping them quarters into your concert ticket piggy bank (that’s a normal thing to have, right?), because Juanita’s is bringing Lucinda Williams to town Oct. 11. Tickets are $30 and you can order them at juantias.com. If you’ve never listened to Williams, well, you’re missing out on one of the best singer/songwriters ever and you probably should get on board. Maybe start with her self-titled album or “Sweet Old World” or “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” or hell, any of them. Williams is sometimes criticized as being a perfectionist, but she has one of the best track records around, so what’s a little fussiness here and there over a particular take or mix.

The four-day Festival on the Border coming to Fort Smith beginning Friday, Sept. 9 looks to have something for everyone, with performances from The Fray, Girl Talk, Andy Grammer, Dierks Bentley, The Randy Rogers Band, The Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra featuring Mark O’Connor and The Young Actors Guild’s production of “Hairspray.”

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The symphony performance will include three of O’Connor’s compositions and the world premiere performance of the music of the Coen Brothers’ “True Grit.”

Tickets are $10 per night except for the symphony performance, which is $25. Get ’em at festivalontheborder.com.

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