Curtis Hanson Looks Into Cop Conman Tale

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.