Working Title has picked up rights to McMafia, Mischa Glenny's book about organized crime around the world, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Glenny, an expert on global affairs, focuses on the network of mob criminals in places as diverse as Mumbai, Johannesburg and Eastern Europe; these players, he writes, operate illegal businesses ranging from drug smuggling to human trafficking, in operations that equal roughly one-fifth of the world's economy.

With its globalist themes, the book is said to be something of an underworld equivalent of Thomas Friedman's "The World Is Flat."

No production date has been set.

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