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Producer Developing ‘Seven Days to Live’ Death Row Exoneration Saga

15 December 2014 6:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The story of a Pennsylvania man who spent 22 years on death row before being exonerated by DNA evidence is in the works as a feature from producer Lucy Rice.

“Seven Days to Live” is based on the autobiography of Nick Yarris (pictured). Rice, of Amala Films, Yarris and executive producer Corky Kessler have started work on casting in Los Angeles.

Yarris was sentenced to death in 1982 in Pennsylvania for a rape and murder he did not commit. He sat in solitary confinement on Death Row for nearly 22 years until DNA testing proved his innocence in 2003. He was released from prison in January 2004.

In 1985 Yarris became one of the FBIs 10 Most Wanted for escape from death row after being shot at by prison guards in transit to an appeal in Pennsylvania. Yarris turned himself in in Florida after 25 days on the run.

Yarris taught himself to read in prison, where he »

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