Alan Ball screenplay gets rewrite

By Editors

Originally published on November 14 2002 1:00 AM ET

Variety reports that Alan Ball's screenplay for Downtown, a period drama for Playtone Pictures, is being rewritten by Scott Frank (Out of Sight). It is hoped that the film will reteam Tom Hanks, who would play a gay detective in the 1960s, with his Apollo 13 director, Ron Howard.