In a story from Variety it seems that Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have picked Justin Theroux to helm Chief Ron.

The script, which was written by Jordan Roberts, follows a conman who says he has Mohegan ancestry so he can open a casino. The script's inspiration is the real life Chief Ron Roberts. Due to his his blonde hair and blue eyes many didn't believe his ancestral claims, but he eventually won in court and opened a casino in New York.

Producing will be Brian Grazer.

Theroux just completed the screenplay for Iron Man 2 for Marvel Entertainment and Paramount.

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