“On the Road” and “The Motorcycle Diaries” director Walter Salles is in talks to direct “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit” at Fox Searchlight.
The story is based on Mark Seal’s 2011 book about German-born imposter Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter.
Gerhartsreiter passed himself off as a member of the Rockefeller clan and got away with it for decades until his marriage ended and he was arrested for kidnapping his daughter. Later he was charged with a murder from back in 1985.
Donald De Line will produce and is seeking a writer for the project. “Crazy Heart” writer-director Scott Cooper was previously attached to the film back in 2011.