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Posted: February 12th, 2014 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Dallas Buyers Club" Writer to Next Pen John D. Rockefeller BiopicSubmit Comment
Relativity Media just acquired the film rights to Ron Chernow's book "Titan: The Life of John D Rockefeller" and has hired director Lasse Hallstrom (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, What's Eating Gilbert Grape) to tell the story of America's first billionaire.

Rockefeller was ruthless in building his company Standard Oil and spent thirty years dodging investigations into his business tactics until Teddy Roosevelt took him on. Rockefeller also turned into a philanthropist who gave away most of his fortune.

The script will be written by Craig Borten, who was just nominated for an Oscar for "Dallas Buyers Club."

Borten says that there are plenty of similarities between "Dallas Buyers Club" protagonist Ron Woodruff and Rockefeller. "Each saw capitalism as a way to divide and conquer and accumulate but ultimately became most memorable for giving back," he explained.

Source: Deadline


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M. Bullitt writes:
on February 12th, 2014 at 5:14:11 AM

"...but ultimately became most memorable for giving back,"

He didn't give it back to all the companies he crushed for so many years just to assure his total monopoly in the oil business.

I read in Forbes that leading businessmen have few patterns in common with psychopaths. There you go.
!JB! writes:
on February 12th, 2014 at 8:01:23 AM

f*cking insetual homeless bitch you are Bullit
Tanman32123 writes:
on February 12th, 2014 at 11:12:50 AM

How the f*ck do you find the time to throw out a Bullit joke on every damn comment....

And I'd watch this, I loved Dallas buyers club
minkowski writes:
on February 12th, 2014 at 4:17:27 PM

^^JB ragging on Bulitt every comment is no worse than Ranger ragging on Lindsay Lohan every comment for four years. At least JB and Bullitt are interpersonal. OTOH, Ranger's bizarre obsession was just one endless stalker monologue.

As for the news...zzzzz. Terrible f*cking news batch. Go kill yourself posthaste, Alex.
minkowski writes:
on February 12th, 2014 at 4:27:00 PM

"Borten says that there are plenty of similarities between "Dallas Buyers Club" protagonist Ron Woodruff and Rockefeller. "Each saw capitalism as a way to divide and conquer and acc*mulate but ultimately became most memorable for giving back," he explained."


Plenty of similarities, but then he lists only two. Right. Like the piece of sh*t character in DBC who stockpiled AIDS medicine to help himself can be compared to the guy who helped build America only to donate virtually his entire vast wealth postmortem.

If you say so.

Wonder how this will go over in Hollywood since Rockefeller was such a rapacious capitalist beast.
!JB! writes:
on February 12th, 2014 at 11:04:41 PM

Thank you Mink you are a Gentleman and a scholar :)

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