You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

WB tries to ‘Steal’ rights

Pic to follow journo's account of Wall Street mob infiltration

Warner Bros. Pictures is in negotiations to acquire “Born to Steal,” a nonfiction manuscript by Business Week senior writer Gary Weiss that the studio will develop as a vehicle for Mark Wahlberg to star in and possibly produce.

Pic will be based on the true story of mob infiltration on Wall Street, which resulted in the 1997 indictment of 19 people on charges of securities fraud. Manuscript stemmed from a series of investigative pieces that Weiss wrote for Business Week.

Neither the deals for the manuscript nor Wahlberg have been closed.

Wahlberg’s most recent pic, Warners’ “The Perfect Storm,” has been a major warm-weather hit for the studio. Warners will release the Wahlberg-starrer “Metal God” in 2001.

Wahlberg is currently preparing to shoot “Planet of the Apes” for 20th Century Fox.

Weiss is repped by Mort Janklow at Gotham literary agency Janklow & Nesbit Associates. Wahlberg is repped by Endeavor, Leverage Management and attorney Jason Sloane.

More Film

  • Cannes Winner '3 Faces' by Jafar

    Cannes Prizewinner '3 Faces' Bought for U.S. by Kino Lorber (EXCLUSIVE)

    Warner Bros. Pictures is in negotiations to acquire “Born to Steal,” a nonfiction manuscript by Business Week senior writer Gary Weiss that the studio will develop as a vehicle for Mark Wahlberg to star in and possibly produce. Pic will be based on the true story of mob infiltration on Wall Street, which resulted in […]

  • ‘Ága’ Wins Top Prize At Sarajevo

    ‘Ága’ Wins Top Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

    Warner Bros. Pictures is in negotiations to acquire “Born to Steal,” a nonfiction manuscript by Business Week senior writer Gary Weiss that the studio will develop as a vehicle for Mark Wahlberg to star in and possibly produce. Pic will be based on the true story of mob infiltration on Wall Street, which resulted in […]

  • Alessandro Raja and Mathilde Henrot, Sarajevo

    Sarajevo's Kinoscope Sidebar Focuses on the Bold and Experimental

    Warner Bros. Pictures is in negotiations to acquire “Born to Steal,” a nonfiction manuscript by Business Week senior writer Gary Weiss that the studio will develop as a vehicle for Mark Wahlberg to star in and possibly produce. Pic will be based on the true story of mob infiltration on Wall Street, which resulted in […]

  • Breaking and Exiting Review

    Film Review: 'Breaking and Exiting'

    Warner Bros. Pictures is in negotiations to acquire “Born to Steal,” a nonfiction manuscript by Business Week senior writer Gary Weiss that the studio will develop as a vehicle for Mark Wahlberg to star in and possibly produce. Pic will be based on the true story of mob infiltration on Wall Street, which resulted in […]

  • 'Down a Dark Hall' Review

    Film Review: 'Down a Dark Hall'

    Warner Bros. Pictures is in negotiations to acquire “Born to Steal,” a nonfiction manuscript by Business Week senior writer Gary Weiss that the studio will develop as a vehicle for Mark Wahlberg to star in and possibly produce. Pic will be based on the true story of mob infiltration on Wall Street, which resulted in […]

  • 'The Little Mermaid' Review: Watered-Down Reworking

    Film Review: 'The Little Mermaid'

    Warner Bros. Pictures is in negotiations to acquire “Born to Steal,” a nonfiction manuscript by Business Week senior writer Gary Weiss that the studio will develop as a vehicle for Mark Wahlberg to star in and possibly produce. Pic will be based on the true story of mob infiltration on Wall Street, which resulted in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content