On Nov. 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? That's the premise behind Stephen King's new novel, '11/22/63,' about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination. And although the book won't be published until Nov. 8, Jonathan Demme has optioned the feature rights and will produce, write and direct the film.

The 1,000-page books revolves around Jake Epping, a 35-year-old high school English teacher from Maine who travels back in time -- to 1958 -- and starts another life in preparation for his attempt to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

According to Variety, the project has yet to land a distributor, though Demme wants to begin shooting in fall 2012. Demme should have no problem raising funds: He's done well with pop novels, from Thomas Harris' 'The Silence of the Lambs' through Richard Condon's 'The Manchurian Candidate.'
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