Matt Damon will play a major role in the film about con man, earned combination millions on the game of Monopoly from McDonald’s, and the Director of the film will be Ben Affleck.
According to Variety, the two actors will also act as producers of the film. The script of the film will be written by Rhett Reese and Paul wernick.
It is noted that the film rights went to Damon and Affleck an in the competition – it was claimed Universal, Warner Bros, Netflix, the production company of Robert Downey Jr. and others.
About the release date of the film is not reported.
The film is based on a true story, which was recently published in article in the Daily Beast titled “How an ex-COP rigged the McDonald’s Monopoly and stole millions”.
It tells the story of a former police Jerome, Jacobse that from 1987 to 2001, was able to fraudulently earn millions of dollars on the game with prizes from fast food chains. In the “Monopoly” of McDonald’s customers find playing cards on the packaging of the product, and can win various prizes ranging from the symbolic, like free lunch to a fairly large car or a million dollars.
Jerome worked as the chief security officer of Simon Marketing, which was responsible for the production of such game cards. He began to steal the prize package at work and give them to your friends and family in exchange for part of the winnings. But very soon the Scam Jacobs was involved gangsters, psychics, owners of strip clubs, drug dealers, families of Mormons and other criminal and dubious elements. For 12 years, they got about $ 24 million from the prize pool of the game. In 2001, the police managed to expose the Scam and Jacobs got three years in prison.
As previously reported, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will add inclusive rider in all their future projects.