Actor/filmmaker Justin Theroux is set to direct “Chief Ron” for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment reports Variety.
Written by Jordan Roberts, the comedy concerns a conman who claims Mohegan ancestry in an attempt to open a casino and draws inspiration from the true story of Chief Ron Roberts.
Roberts’ blonde hair and blue eyes raised skepticism over his ancestral claims but he prevailed in court and is now building a casino in upstate New York.
Brian Grazer is producing. Along with starring in the likes of “Mulholland Drive,” “American Psycho,” “Six Feet Under” and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” Theroux also co-wrote “Tropic Thunder” and the upcoming “Iron Man” sequel.