11/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ayers Movie Script Riding Obama Coattails

A co-writer of a movie script about the life of former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers is hoping the mountains of attention generated by Ayers' ties to Barack Obama will rub off on his project, Politico reports.

Director John Hancock finished writing the screenplay titled "Fugitive Days" over the summer with longtime partner Dorothy Tristan, and his agent has just begun sending it to producers and production companies. Adapted from Ayers' 2001 memoir of the same name, the script has received "nibbles but no bites," said Hancock, who is hoping to direct the film if it is eventually produced.

Ayers, Hancock told Politico, is "trying to ignore and not read about" his star turn in the presidential campaign.