Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Alexander Payne in Talks to Direct Legal Drama ‘The Burial’ for Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios is in talks with Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne to helm the legal drama The Burial. Written by Doug Wright, the film is based on the true story "of Willie Gary, a successful personal-injury lawyer from Mississippi," according to Deadline. "He takes on the case of Jeremiah O'Keefe, the owner of a local chain of funeral homes who claimed he had been swindled by a major funeral parlor conglomerate. The rags-to-riches lawyer turns it into a David vs. Goliath morality play." Legal dramas are fairly rare these days in theaters, but it's still … *Fairview is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Dutchess County, New York, United States. The population was 5,515 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger New York–Newark–Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. Geography Fairview is a community in the towns of Poughkeepsie and Hyde Park that is bordered to the south by the city of Poughkeepsie. U.S. Route 9 forms the western edge of the CDP. New York State Route 9G (Violet Avenue) runs north-south through the center of the community. Part of the campus of Marist College is in the western part of the CDP, and Dutchess Community College is in the east. To the north, the CDP extends as far as Dorsey Lane in Hyde Park. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km2), of which 3.5 square miles (9.0 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 2.13%, is water.[1] Demographics As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,421 people, 1,937 households, and 1,268 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,557.2 per square mile (601.5/km²). There were 2,003 housing units at an average density of 575.4/sq mi (222.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 81.06% White, 11.36% African American, 0.20% Native American, 2.23% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.32% from other races, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.17% of the population. There were 1,937 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14. In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,676, and the median income for a family was $52,598. Males had a median income of $38,269 versus $27,888 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,846. About 4.5% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.5% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.
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