Winkler and Spicer to bring stage play to the big screen

Deadline has word that Max Winkler (‘Ceremony’) and Matt Spicer have been given the task of adapting the comedic play ‘The Coward.’

The play, penned by Nick Jones, is set in 18th century England and focuses on a cowardly young gentleman named Lucidus who initiates a pistol duel then finds that he can’t go through with it. He hires a common criminal to fight in his place, only to have the scoundrel make a mess of things. As duel follows duel with many shots fired, this coward finds his reputation growing beyond his wildest expectations.”

The duo will pen the screenplay with Winkler set to direct and Spicer producing.