David Koepp (“Ghost Town”) has signed on to two projects for Sony Pictures – “Billionaire’s Vinegar” and “Shelley’s Heart” reports Variety.
‘Vinegar’ is loosely based on the Benjamin Wallace book about a scandal that erupted when an auctioned cache of wine purported to have been culled from the stocks of Thomas Jefferson were deemed fakes by some.
Koepp will write the script with John Kamps and direct. James Lassiter, Will Smith, Ken Stovitz, Todd Black, Steve Tisch and Jason Blumenthal will produce.
Koepp will then adapt the Charles McCarry novel “Shelley’s Heart” into a political drama called “Article II” that he’ll direct for the studio.
The story follows two friends who become bitter rivals for the presidential election, which is won by computer fraud. Gavin Polone is producing.