John Stockwell will adapt and direct Kid Cannabis, based on the real-life story of young Idaho suburbanites who built a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring. HBO Films will produce with Stockwell and Nicole Rocklin, says Variety.
Stockwell (Into the Blue, Blue Crush) brought the project to HBO, who optioned several articles about the illicit ring, including the 2005 Rolling Stone piece "Kid Cannabis: How a Chubby Pizza-Delivery Boy from Idaho Became a Drug Kingpin" by contributing editor Mark Binelli.
Binelli's article focused on Nate Norman, a 19-year-old from Coeur D'Alene who ran the operation with six friends. By the time they got arrested, they had sold $38 million worth of marijuana smuggled from British Columbia.
Stockwell, who is penning the script, will rely on Kevin Taylor's article "Dreaming in Green."