Details are scarce but when the screenplay of what was then just 'The Way Back' first grabbed attention back in 2007, Variety described the plot as follows:
'Rash and Faxon's script tells the poignant story of a teenage boy who comes into his own over the course of one summer though an unlikely friendship with the man in charge of a local water park. The boy is able to reconnect with his mom and find the courage to stand up to his bullying stepfather.'
One wonders if Jake's work with youngsters in urban gardens, in schools and in remand centres is influencing Jake's script choices.
This is another of those projects that has done the rounds and who knows how it might end up - and when - but just the words 'in talks' are enough to brighten my day.
Please note that the pictures in this post is the best I can do when the post calls for Jake In A Water Park photos (thanks to IHJ).
Thanks to BBMISwear for the heads up!