Ayers was a member of the Weather Underground, which bombed the Pentagon (among other places) in the 1960s and led to the death of a police officer. These days, he is a Chicago professor and dabbles in politics -- including launching Obama's first run for office.
According to Politico,
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.
We don't know if Bruce Lunsford is among those who have "nibbled" on the script. Lunsford, in between running for assorted offices is a genuine Hollywood movie producer. Thus the need for his private jet: it would so embarrassing to fly commercial to Sundance.