Is there a better time to sell a screenplay than when your subject is in news, not to mention campaign commercials? The Politico reports a film script about former Weatherman Bill Ayers has been making the rounds at the studios. John Hancock, the director of Bang the Drum Slowly and Weeds, adapted the new script, Fugitive Days, from Ayers's 2001 memoir of the same name. Details on the plot are thin, but Sarah Palin will be disappointed to learn that it does not include Ayers's alleged “pal,” Barack Obama. It will focus instead on Ayers's life in the sixties through the eighties. Separate but related question: How long until an Ayers doppelganger surfaces on Law & Order?
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