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WVU professor’s book will become a movie

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU associate professor of journalism John Temple’s upcoming book on illegal painkiller trafficking will be developed into a Warner Bros. film.

The screenplay will be written by the co-writer of Oscar-nominated “Dallas Buyers Club.”

The book, “American Pain: How a Young Felon and Five Doctors Helped Unleash the Deadliest Drug Epidemic in U.S. History,” is expected to be published by Globe Pequot/Lyons Press in the fall.

It tells the true story of twin brothers who made $40 million in two years selling opiate-based painkillers at pain clinics in Florida…

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