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After more than a year in development, Jonathan Demme has exited the film adaptation of Stephen King’s JFK assassination fantasy 11/22/63, due to pressures from certain factions of the military-industrial complex, working in consort with members of organized crime. Or rather, like the book itself, there is a much simpler, more straightforward explanation that you can choose to believe, like a sheep: Demme tells The Playlist that he and King simply couldn’t agree on what story threads in the massive novel deserved the most attention, saying, “I loved certain parts of the book for the film »

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