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William Monahan to Direct Heist

Published February 10, 2009 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros, Variety
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The Departed scribe William Monahan is sticking to the crime genre with Heist, but this time he's directing.

William Monahan to Helm Heist


Monahan and producer Quentin Curtis have acquired the memoirs of career criminal Myles Connor. More proof that crime er, does pay?

While the book is titled The Art of the Heist: Confessions of a Master Thief, Rock-and-Roller and Prodigal Son, one can only hope that they shorten it to Heist for the bigscreen.

Connor became an art connoisseur and a rock musician whose band, Myles and the Wild Ones, backed Roy Orbison. He was also an accomplished art and antiques thief who was involved in a series of museum robberies that grabbed headlines in Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.

While Monahan has proved a knack for writing scripts covering crime, he might stick to only directing this one. He does not want to pop his directing cherry on this one, however. He will direct the adaptation of London Boulevard this summer.

Monahan last scripted Edge of Darkness.


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