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[Movies] Jonathan Demme No Longer Involved With 11/22/63
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.06.2012

Jonathan Demme has told Indiewire that he is no longer involved with the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel 11/22/63.

While at the Marrakech Film Festival (where he is being honored), he said: "That's off the table."

Demme was first attached to the film in 2011. It's a 900-page book that follows Jake Epping, who travels back in time to stop the assassination of JFK by going to 1958 and starting a new life that will allow him to change history.

Demme added: "There's a dozen movies in '11/22/63.' We're finding the one that we think is kind of the best of all. This is a big book, with lots in it. And I loved certain parts of the book for the film more than Stephen did. We're friends, and I had a lot of fun working on the script, but we were too apart on what we felt should be in and what should be out of the script. I had an option and I let it go. But I hope it's moving forward, I really want to see that movie."

King has another of projects based on his work in development. Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead) and Joel Courtney (Super 8 are set to star in Mercy, a film based on his story story Gramma. Meanwhile, Under the Dome was picked up for a series at CBS.


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