Mandalay draws on art thief’s life for bio

Story includes 'elements you couldn't make up'

Mandalay Pictures has bought the life rights to the story of renowned art thief Myles Connor.

Connor, who is profiled in the current double issue of People magazine, is an art connoisseur, convicted felon, son of a police officer and brother of a priest who fronted a rock band.

In addition to Connor, execs have acquired the rights to Connor’s girlfriend’s story and that of his lawyer, Martin Leppo.

John McAveeney of Difi Films in Boston brought the pic to Mandalay, where it is being overseen by exec VP Ori Marmur. McAveeney will be a producer on the pic.

“Myles’ true-life story includes elements you couldn’t make up,” Marmur said. “It provides huge opportunities for the script.” Company is looking for a director and writer.

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