Tom Hanks' Emmy-winning production company, Playtone, will bring the story of "Factory Man" to life for an HBO miniseries.
Tom Hanks, HBO making "Factory Man" miniseries

It appears the best-selling book by Beth Macy about the life of Galax’s John Bassett in the furniture industry is headed for the TV screen.

According to Deadline.com, an online magazine that covers the entertainment industry, The Playtone Company and HBO have bought broadcasting rights to “Factory Man,” and they intend to develop the book into a miniseries.

The project lists Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman of Playtone as co-executive producers.