Paramount Vantage bags rights to Sudhir Venkatesh book

March 24th, 2008 - 11:06 am ICT by admin  

Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Paramount Vantage has bagged the rights to Indian author Sudhir Venkateshs book “Gang Leader for a Day”.

Craig Brewer will be directing from a script penned by “Sopranos” scribe Michael Caleo, reports Variety.

The book recounts the years Venkatesh, a Columbia University professor, spent chronicling a crack-dealing gang in Chicago for a research project.

He infiltrated one of Chicago’s most notorious gangs the Black Kings and befriended them and their leader.

Venkatesh found a close-knit group whose corporate culture was much like that of a successful legitimate business.

Venkatesh was given the job of calling the shots of the criminal enterprise for a day.

Stephanie Allain, who teamed with Brewer on “Hustle & Flow” and “Black Snake Moan,” will produce the movie. (ANI)

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