The project marks Swibel’s first foray into feature film after producing Broadway shows “Xanadu” and Will Ferrell’s “You’re Welcome America: A Final Night With George W Bush.”
“15 to Life” centers on Papa’s sentence in a New York maximum-security prison for a nonviolent drug offense. During his 12 years in prison he became an artist whose work was shown at the Whitney Museum, leading to then-Gov. Pataki granting him clemency.
Jones, a former Variety reporter, recently sold his adaptation of Steven Sherrill’s “The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break” to the Gotham Group.