Benedict Cumberbatch is in early talks to star in the film adaptation of Mark Seal’s novel “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit” for Fox Searchlight.
The story follows Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, an imposter who conned his way into various jobs on Wall Street — as well as a marriage — by posing as a member of the Rockefeller family.
After entering rarefied social circles, his past finally caught up with him and he feared losing custody of his only daughter.
David Bar Katz adapted the script and Donald De Line is producing. No filming date has yet been set.