November 20, 1991
In 1983, John Mellencamp started talking about making a movie. He began working with author Larry McMurtry ("Lonesome Dove"), although Mellencamp cautioned, "I don't know when it'll be finished. It could take some time."He was right. Almost nine years later, "Falling from Grace," the film McMurtry wrote for Mellencamp to star in and direct, will open in select cities."It's a character study," says Mellencamp, who plays Buddy Parks, a country singer who leaves his small-town home to make it big and then returns with his wife and child after several years of living in Los Angeles.