Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment have optioned the screen rights to Benjamin Wallace's novel, The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine. According to Variety, I Am Legend actor Will Smith will produce the film alongside Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.
The Billionaire's Vinegar is a story about the scandal that ensued when an auctioned cache of wine bottles purported to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson were called fakes. Escape Artists and Overbrook have announced first-look deals with Columbia.
No word when production for The Billionaire's Vinegar will start.