Milos Forman Planning Ponzi Biopic

Milos Forman (“Amadeus,” “One Flew Over’s The Cuckoo’s Next”) is in talks to helm a biopic about con artist Charles Ponzi reports Variety.

Based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s book “Ponzi’s Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend”, this tells the story of the young Italian immigrant who came to America in 1903 and developed the get-rich-quick scheme of using new investors to pay off old investors which has become synonymous with large scale fraud.

His mistakes eventually caught up with him and his millionaire life unravelled. Christopher Weekes (“Muppet Man”) adapted the script.