According to Variety, Warner Bros. has picked up film rights to Doug Stumpf's upcoming book "Confessions of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy."

The book, to be published by Harper, centers on the lives of Wall Street denizens as told through the eyes of a Brazilian whose job is buffing shoes at a major New York financial institution.

The studio bought the book rights through its recently established New York fund, designed to obtain projects from journalists, playwrights and other literary sources in Gotham.