DeLorean Creator Gets A Biopic

A biopic of maverick auto executive John Z. DeLorean is in the works reports Variety.

The story will chronicle DeLorean’s rise and fall as a young executive VP at General Motors where he developed the Pontiac GTO and Firebird, along with the creation of his own company and the DeLorean DMC-12 famous for its “Back to the Future” appearance.

In 1982 he was arrested on charges of drug trafficking to help his faltering auto company but was later freed two years later after a court ruled he was a victim of government entrapment.

David Permut (“Youth in Revolt”) and Steve Lee Jones (“Kevorkian”) are producing.