Paramount Vantage bags rights to Sudhir Venkatesh bookMarch 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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