Jonathan Demme options Stephen King's 11/22/63

Director will also write and produce JFK sci-fi movie

 
Jonathan Demme has snapped up the feature film rights to Stephen King's as-yet-unpublished novel 11/22/63
 
The Silence Of The Lambs director will also write the script and serve as producer on the movie. 
 
King's novel follows Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. 
 
When Jake's friend Al - who runs the local diner - reveals that his storeroom is a portal to 1958, the pair embark on a mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. 
 
If it all sounds a bit Nicholas Lyndhurst in Goodnight Sweetheart, we can only hope it aims much, much higher than that. 
 
The book is released on 8 November 2011 but Demme doesn't expect to start production until late in 2012.

Is Demme jumping the gun buying King's book before it even hits the shelves? Or can he repeat the success he had transferring The Silence Of The Lambs to the big screen? Tell us below.

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