Fox develops "Like an Ex-Cop Manipulated McDonald's Monopoly Game and Stole Millions" as a movie starring Ben Affleck direct and Matt Damon in the lead role.
The studio won the film rights to Jeff Maysh's real crime story, recently released in the Daily Beast. It described how an ex-policeman in 2001
Damon and Affleck produce through their Pearl Street businesses. The "Deadpool" writing team of Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese was hired to write the script.
The auction was handled by Joel Gotler of IPG, who moved Maysh. David Klawans is executive producer.
The story describes how Michael Hoover claimed he won the $ 1 million grand prize after collecting Monopoly pieces and sending a camera crew to Rhode Island.
"The camera crew patiently listened to its rambling story quietly recognize the unimportant details found in stories told by liars," reads the story. "They suspected that Hoover was not a lucky winner, but part of a big criminal conspiracy that would cheat the million dollar fast food chain." The two men behind the camera were not from McDonald's. FBI agents, that was a McSting. "
WME repeats Affleck and Damon. The message was first reported by Deadline.