LOS ANGELES, April 13, 2017 – MIRAMAX® announced today that John Ridley, who won the Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay for 12 YEARS A SLAVE, will write and direct NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK as his next feature project. Based on a short story by Robert Silverberg, NEEDLE IN A TIMESTACK tells the fascinating story of a devoted husband who will stop at nothing to save his marriage when it is destroyed by a time traveling rival. Vince Gerardis (“Game of Thrones”) and Matt Kennedy (PREDESTINATION) will executive produce. Zanne Devine, Head of Film & TV, and David Thwaites, SVP, Film, will oversee the project for MIRAMAX®.

Ridley’s current projects include “Guerilla,” debuting on Showtime this month, LET IT FALL, a documentary feature about the L.A. Riots for ABC News, also in theaters later this month, as well as Season 3 of ABC’s “American Crime,” currently airing.

Ridley is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Rohner & Walerstein.

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