Scribe William Monahan (“The Departed,” “Kingdom of Heaven”) have acquired “The Art of the Heist”, the forthcoming memoirs of career criminal Myles Connor reports Variety.
Connor became an art connoisseur and a rock musician whose band, Myles and the Wild Ones, backed Roy Orbison.
He was also an accomplished art and antiques thief who was involved in a series of museum robberies that grabbed headlines in Boston in the 1970s and 1980s. Quentin Curtis will produce the film.
It’s unsure if Monahan will pen the script, but he intends to helm the project which he’ll tackle after making his directorial debut on the Ken Bruen novel adaptation “London Boulevard” which kicks off shooting this June in London.