In a story from Variety, Castle Rock has optioned Playing Joe from screenwriter Jeff Miller.

Castle Rock has already hired Nicholas Meyer to rewrite it.

Playing Joe takes place in Rio and is a thriller that involves " memory loss and recovery."

Mike Lobell is producing the film. He is currently working with Andrew Bergman on the hourlong pilot of The Freshman. This is the TV redo of the Matthew Broderick-Marlon Brando 1990 comedy. Bergman wrote and directed that project.

Lobell is also producing Gambit. This screenplay was written by the Coen Bros. but they are not directing.

Evan Jacobs