Curtis Hanson (“L.A. Confidential,” “Wonder Boys”) is in talks to direct the story of Bill Anthony Jakob for Fox Searchlight says Deadline New York.
Jakob was a 36-year-old bank security guard who turned up in a small Missouri town posing as a law enforcement officer and led a crackdown that cleaned up a scourge of meth labs.
His duplicity was undone when a reporter did a quick Google search and discovered his true identity. Clark Gregg (“Choke,” “What Lies Beneath”) will pen the script for the currently untitled project.