Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief: According to The Hollywood Reporter, In a deal worth mid-six against $1 million, Paramount-based producer Christine Peters has acquired motion picture rights to the true-crime confessional Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief from Bill Mason, a thief who preyed on the rich and famous.

Published last month by Villard/Random House, the memoir was co-written by Lee Gruenfeld. One of America's most infamous jewelry thieves, Mason's main conquests were the creme de la creme of celebrities of his day and included Robert Goulet, Phyllis Diller, Armand Hammer, Bob Hope, Truman Capote, Margaux Hemingway and even the Mafia.

Mason lifted more than $35 million worth of jewels from his "night job" while maintaining a conventional family life during the day.