David Koepp has signed on to a pair of projects for Columbia Pictures, reports Variety.
First he’ll direct Billionaire’s Vinegar, a film loosely based on the Benjamin Wallace book about a scandal that erupted when an auctioned cache of wine purported to have been culled from the stocks of Thomas Jefferson were deemed fakes by some.
Koepp will write the script with John Kamps.
The writer/director will then adapt the Charles McCarry novel “Shelley’s Heart” into a political drama called Article II that he’ll also helm for the studio.
Gavin Polone is producing the film, about two friends who become bitter rivals for the presidential election, which is won by computer fraud.