Demme Adapting King’s “11/22/63”

Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs”) is attached to both write and direct a feature film version of Stephen King’s upcoming science fiction novel “11/22/63” reports Variety.

The story follows Jake Epping, a 35-year-old English teacher in Maine. He receives an essay from one of the students a harrowing first person account about a night 50 years ago when the man’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, divulges a secret: his diner storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane and insanely possible mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

Demme will also produce alongside Ilona Herzberg.