More Shady Oil Dealings In Rigged

Summit Entertainment and Trigger Street Productions have acquired screen rights to Ben Mezrich’s novel “Rigged” reports Variety.

Based on the true story of John D’Agostino, “Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, From Wall Street to Dubai” is about an Italian kid from Brooklyn who matriculates at Harvard and lands on the Merc Exchange.

After establishing himself, the protagonist hooks up with another young trader and a mysterious Middle Easterner to engage in a dangerous scheme to revolutionize the oil trading industry.

Mezrich’s “Bringing Down the House” was the basis for next week’s film release “21”.