Jonathan Demme to Direct Indie OLD FIRES

     October 24, 2012

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Director Jonathan Demme is adding yet another project to his pile.  Variety reports that the Silence of the Lambs filmmaker is attached to direct the family dramedy Old Fires for Anonymous Content.  Written by Heather McGowan (Tadpole), the story centers on a world-renowned architect who, after waking up from a coma in need to physical and mental rehabilitation, tries to repair his damaged relationship with his children and wife.  It’s relatively smaller fare for Demme in the vein of Rachel Getting Married, but it sounds like a promising character-centric pic.

Demme recently released the documentary Neil Young Journeys and wrapped the very low-budget My Dinner with Andre reunion Wally and Andre Shoot Ibsen.  Production on Old Fires is set to begin next summer while Demme continues to develop an adaptation of Stephen King’s time travel novel 11/22/63 and an animated iteration of the Dave Eggers book Zeitoun.

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