Saturday, July 5, 2008



Kobalt Books is pleased to announce that Factor Media Group (Jean-Luc Martin and Ray Ellingsen and Tower 20 (Bruce Devan) have acquired the rights to “The Hoodlum Preacher” screenplay. Writer Takashi Bufford (Set it Off, The Tiger Woods Story) has signed on to adapt the screenplay from Burton Barr’s book “The Hoodlum Preacher.”

The Hoodlum Preacher

From prison to the pulpit, this con artist-turned church preacher went from standing in a police lineup to standing alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson. "The Hoodlum Preacher" details a life of crime and redemption, as a former drug addict now helps troubled youth and young prisoners avert a wasted life and to turn things around as he finally did.