Ken Grimwood's Replay (1987) follows 43-year-old radio journalist Jeff Winston as he continually repeats his life during the years 1963 to 1988. It has been reactivated as a film project with a screenplay by Jason Smilovic (Karen Sisco, My Own Worst Enemy). Ben Affleck could direct and star. For comments by readers of Replay, go here.
Although Ken Grimwood profited when Warner Bros. purchased the film rights decades ago, the film was never made, and Groundhog Day (1993) got all the attention.
His friend Tom Atwill recalled, "This was a very sore point with him. Replay almost got made several times and at one point with Brad Pitt playing the main character, but something always happened at the last minute. He had sold the rights for 500K and hated that they used it in so many rip-offs. It was the only time I really saw him angry."