Dennis Tafoya’s THE WOLVES OF FAIRMOUNT PARK optioned

Sometimes good things happen to good people.

Variety is reporting that RCR Pictures has optioned Dennis Tafoya‘s THE WOLVES OF FAIRMOUNT PARK.

The details of a drive-by shooting of two teenagers in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood are filled in from four perspectives: Brendan Donovan, a cop and the father of the boy shot and left comatose; George Parkman Sr., another father, this one of the boy who was killed; Danny Martinez, a cop whose job it is to investigate the killing; and Orlando Donovan, the junkie uncle of the cop’s kid, who happens to live nearby.

No one knows what the two boys were doing in front of a dope house on Roxborough Avenue in the middle of the night, what business they might have had with gangs like Green Lane or the Tres Nortes. Even though they had a thousand dollars with them, they were good boys. Everyone says, “They were good boys.”

Marc Maurino will be handling writing duties. Maurino has produced a number of shorts and his screenplay INSIDE THE MACHINE was purchased by CBS pictures. RCR’s Robin Schorr and Dan Seligmann, along with Jarod Murray, will produce.

Dennis: It’s great to be working with such dedicated people, like Jarrod Murray and my manager, Brooke Ehrlich, who have poured themselves into working on the novel. Marc Maurino is an amazing talent and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with for “Wolves.” Hollywood is notoriously tough on books, but I have a lot of confidence in the people I’m working with to produce something really compelling.

Killing Joke Films currently has a short of Dennis’  HOW TO JAIL in post-production