According to The Hollywood Reporter, Director Julien Temple is going to make Fake!. The film is going to tackle the story of art faker Elmyr de Hory. The book is written by notorious hoax biographer Clifford Irving.
The Fake! script was written by Michael Kalesniko (Private Parts). The film will shoot in Spain, France and Croatia.
Fake! follows an emotional triangle between the three main characters, the two fakers and Orson Welles.
"There's an element of To Catch a Thief about what they do. As becomes clear in his conversations with Welles, one of the most amazing illusions Elmyr maintained during all the years of his career as an art forger was that he was not a criminal and what he was doing was not a crime. He knew of course it was against the law but so was jaywalking or smoking a joint. What he did, unlike governments and politicians, didn't harm anyone else," Temple offered.