Scribe signs on for ‘Youngstown’ heist pic

Ken Hixon will rewrite indie action crime caper

Ken Hixon (“Welcome to the Rileys, City by the Sea”) has been tapped to rewrite the indie action crime caper “Youngstown Boys.”

Project tells the true story of the biggest bank heist in U.S. history, which took place in 1972 in Laguna Beach, Calif.

In the film, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio, are tapped by the Teamsters to steal $30 million in illegal campaign contributions and blackmail money from President Nixon.

Anthony Mastromauro of Identity Films is producing, with VP Stephanie Striegel co-producing.

Identity’s also developing comedy “Blockbuster,” with Bob Dolman (“The Banger Sisters”) tapped to direct from Carter Blanchard’s screenplay about three best friends living in Martha’s Vineyard who spend the summer of 1975 getting into trouble and trying to see “Jaws.”

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