Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and the company 20th Century Fox have conceived a new large-scale project based on real events. Details of the plot described in the article “As a former policeman falsified the game” Monopoly “from McDonald’s and stole millions,” published in the online magazine The Daily Beast.
Actually, what will be the future film, it is clear already from the title. A former police officer, Jerome Jacobson, was the head of the security department at the company responsible for creating game stickers for the annual game “Monopoly”, held in the McDonald’s chain of restaurants. For several years, along with accomplices, he manipulated the winning of valuable and monetary prizes, their total amount was $ 24 million. Among those who had to share were mafiosi, drug dealers, owners of strip clubs, and even a family of Mormons.
Ben Affleck intends to take the director’s chair of the picture, while Matt Damon is going to play an inventive scam.
It is noteworthy that the rights to the film adaptation went to the studio of 20th Century Fox after long trading. Among the competitors were the Universal studio, wishing to bring to the project Kevin Hart, Warner Bros., which offered the main role of Steve Carell, and the streaming giant Netflix, who promised to lure Robert Downey Jr. into the adaptation.