If you follow our sister site, TVST, then you probably saw a story earlier this week featuring the McDonald’s monopoly game. If you missed the insane story, click on this link to read all about it. Trust me, it’s worth it.
We’ll give you the short version here. Basically, an ex-cop rigged the game for 12 years, making shady deals with mobsters, strip club owners, psychics and even a family of Mormons. In total, he and his circle of scammers claimed more than $24 million in cash and prizes.
I said at the end of the article that it should probably be made into a movie one day, and it looks like Hollywood agrees. Days after the story was posted, several producers and studios started bidding on the rights. According to multiple sources, there was a pretty crazy bidding war going on.
And it looks like Fox came out on top. According to the reports, they are set to secure the rights with Ben Affleck attached to direct and Matt Damon set to star. ‘Deadpool‘ writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will reportedly write the script.
They’re moving fast with this project, and that’s a good thing because it’s hot right now. No word on a release date, but we will keep you posted.[mashshare]