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JJ Abrams to Produce Diamond Heist Film

Posted: March 17th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
JJ Abrams to Produce Diamond Heist FilmSubmit Comment
Paramount has acquired big screen rights to an upcoming Wired magazine article about a band of Italian diamond thieves. JJ Abrams (Star Trek) is producing through his Bad Robot production company.

Joshua Davis, who has turned a number of his Wired articles into feature projects, wrote the story for the April issue of the magazine.

Dubbed the untold story of the world's biggest diamond heist, article chronicles the crime thought to have been carried out by Leonardo Notarbartolo, who was arrested in February 2003 for heading a ring of Italian thieves. They were accused of breaking into a seemingly impenetrable vault beneath the Antwerp Diamond Center and making off with at least $100 million in loot that's never been found. Based on circumstantial evidence, Notarbartolo was sentenced to 10 years; he was released from a Belgium prison this week.

Davis' credits include "Deep Sea Cowboys," which is based on his article in Wired last year and is being fast-tracked by DreamWorks.

Source: Variety


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