Most teen house parties don't end in a police siege, or at least the ones that I went to. But that is exactly what happened in Westchester County, New York in May 2004; a complaint about noise and underage drinking at a house party turned into a three-hour standoff between police and almost forty teenagers barricaded in a suburban home. It's a strange story about a group of teens that decided to just turn off the lights and not answer the door rather than deal with reality of the cops on the front lawn. The real-life event is the basis of the teen drama The Siege of Fulton Ave. and The Hollywood Reporter has announced that George Tillman Jr. (Men of Honor) has signed on to direct.

The film is based on a New York Magazine article Standoff at Rye by David Amsden that provided a hour-by-hour account that luckily ended with only infuriated parents and relatively light criminal charges being laid. Jeff Roda wrote a script and the film is being producer in part by State Street, who were behind the Barbershop franchise, and by Contrafilm who also produced the new Jim Carrey thriller The Number 23. There is no word of any casting choices yet, but if the film stays true to the original events it's going to have to be a pretty sizable list.
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