Jonathan Demme To Direct Stephen King’s JFK Novel, 11/22/63

Variety reports that “The Silence of the Lambs” director Jonathan Demme has optioned feature film rights to Stephen King’s upcoming novel “11/22/63” and is set to write, direct and produce the adaptation through his Clinica Estetico banner.

The book due in November follows Jake Epping, a 35-year-old high school English teacher from Maine who travels back in time to try and prevent President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

Ilona Herzberg (“Rachel Getting Married”) will produce the sci-fi project, while Stephen King will executive produce. Demme is planning to start shooting in the fall of 2012.

Published by Larry Fire

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