A producer is bringing the tale of another American con man to life on the silver screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eric Eisner (Hamlet 2) has acquired the rights to Craig Glazer's book The King of Sting: The Amazing True Story of a Modern American Outlaw.
The producer has also acquired life rights from Glazer who, along with his partner Don Woodbeck, posed as an undercover cop, conducting fake drug stings and profiting off the money and merchandise from the stings. The pair's run, which lasted for decades, ended when Woodbeck was killed during a "one last score" operation. Glazer was then hired by the Kansas attorney general after their run and the story is said to be reminiscent of Catch Me if You Can.
The book, which Glazer wrote with Sal Manna, was published last July. No production schedule was revealed as of yet.