The Departed writer William Monahan and producer Quentin Curtis have acquired The Art of the Heist: Confessions of a Master Thief, Rock-and-Roller and Prodigal Son, the forthcoming memoirs of career criminal Myles Connor with Monahan set to direct the project.

According to Variety, the book was co-written with Jenny Siler and will be published in April by Collins.

Connor became an art connoisseur and a rock musician whose band, Myles and the Wild Ones, backed Roy Orbison. He was also an accomplished art and antiques thief who was involved in a series of museum robberies that grabbed headlines in Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.

It is unclear if Monahan will write the script, but he intends to direct the film. He will make his helming debut on an adaptation of the Ken Bruen novel London Boulevard, which shoots in London in June.

No production date has been set.