Justin Lin To Helm “Abacus” Movie

Justin Lin (“Fast Five,” “Star Trek Beyond”) is set to direct a feature drama based on the PBS documentary “Abacus: Small Enough To Jail” which will air on “Frontline” tonight.

Screened at Toronto last year, the doco explores the immigrant Sung Family who owned the small Abacus Federal Savings Bank in Manhattan’s Chinatown during the 2008 mortgage crisis.

In the wake of international banks escaping unscathed, federal prosecutors went after Abacus and the Sungs for mortgage fraud, forcing the family to enter a five-year legal battle to protect their business.

Kenneth Lin (“House of Cards”) is attached to write the script. Lin, Mark Mitten, Mary Lee, Ernesto Foronda and Elizabeth Urwin will produce.

Source: The Wrap