One False Move
When Devil in a Blue Dress was stuck in development hell at Universal, director Jonathan Demme purchased the rights when the option ran out. He had every intention of directing the film, but then he heard about Franklin’s interest in directing as well. Franklin was fresh off of the heels of his successful noir film One False Move, which had a similar feel to Devil in a Blue Dress. So the two partnered and Franklin ended up not only directing the film, but penning the script as well.