Dan Klores will remake his award-winning documentary “Crazy Love” as a dramatic feature for HBO Films. Klores has written the script and will direct.
He will produce the telepic through his Shoot the Moon banner with Fisher Stevens, who was credited as a co-director on the doc.
Klores won the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for director for his docu, which chronicled the obsessive love affair between Bronx lawyer Burt Pugach and Linda Riss.
The pair became Gotham tabloid staples after she ended their romance and he hired thugs to blind and disfigure her by throwing acid in her face. She eventually married him after he served a long prison stretch. The docu premiered at Sundance and was released last year by Magnolia Films.
Klores said he will turn in the script next week and plans to make it the next film he directs.
“The characters that drew me to this story in the first place become magnificent roles for actors,” Klores said. “These characters are very complex, and not merely ill. Even Burt is not pure evil, though his act was way beyond repulsive.”
Klores most recently directed “Black Magic,” the miniseries docu about race and basketball that aired on ESPN.