DEMME SYNCHRONIZING ‘THE STOPWATCH GANG’

Jonathan Demme is eyeing TriStar Pictures’ “The Stopwatch Gang,” from a script by Beth Henley for a September 1996 start, sources said. Demme, who is currently working with Tom Hanks on “That Thing You Do” for 20th Century Fox, has been very high on the project for a while.

“The Stopwatch Gang” is about three cons – a woman and two men – who pull off a heist and evade the police until they start spending lavishly. They get caught and go to jail, only to join up again to plan an escape and go on another crime spree.

Carol Yumpkus reps Henley, best known as the playwright whose “Crimes of the Heart” and “Miss Firecracker” were made into films. Demme, who won an Oscar for directing “Silence of the Lambs,” is repped by CAA’s Rick Nicita.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading