Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Great Maple Syrup Heist To Be Set For Hollywood Film

The original Great Maple Syrup Heist story can be found here:

 <--- Jason Segel is happy to play the starring roll in the movie.

"The massive theft of an estimated $18 million worth of maple syrup from a storage facility in Quebec last year is set to become a Hollywood movie.

Sony Pictures has announced plans to make a film based on the theft, with comic actor Jason Segel in line to star.

Seth Gordon, whose last movie was the hit comedy Identity Thief, will direct. Family Guy writer Chris Sheridan is slated to write the script.

The maple syrup heist, or the Great Maple Syrup Caper as it has also been dubbed, took place between 2011 and 2012. Quebec is the world's leading producer of maple syrup, with some estimates that the province produces three-quarters of the world's supply.

Thieves siphoned off the contents of 16,000 45-gallon barrels, some of which was transported to a processing and exporting facility in Kedgwick, N.B., where the theft was eventually discovered.



Britnie said...

I love Jason Segel, sounds good to me!

David said...

I think he is a great choice! Having Seth Gordon as the director and Family Guy's Chris Sheridan as the writer gives a satisfying trifecta. :)