Matthew McConaughey us attached to star in “The Billionaire’s Vinegar” for Sony Pictures, Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment.
Based on the novel by Benjamin Wallace, the story deals with the scandal that ensued when an auctioned cache of wine bottles purported to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson were called fakes.
Hardy Rodenstock was a music manager-turned-wine dealer who unearthed the bottles. Billionaire Bill Koch bought them for a half a million, spend double that investigating them, and then sued Rodenstock.
Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (“Wanted,” “3:10 To Yuma”) penned the film which Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch and Will Smith will produce.