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article imageReal-life maple syrup heist to turn be turned into movie

By Andrew Ellis     Sep 27, 2013 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - Hollywood is set to make another heist movie. No, it's not the sequel to "The Italian Job." It's centered around a real-life maple syrup heist in Quebec, Canada. Yes, it's going to be a comedy.
The Hollywood Reporter announced earlier this week that Jason Segel, star of the "The Five-Year Engagement," has been cast as the lead in the untitled true story. "Identity Thief" helmer Seth Gordon has been tapped to take the director's chair. Sony Pictures will be producing the feature.
TIME.com reported that Family Guy writer Chris Sheridan will be writing the script.
The actual heist, according The Toronto Sun, occurred between 2011 and 2012 when $18 million dollars worth of maple syrup was stolen from a storage facility outside of Montreal. The thieves made off with 2,700 tons of syrup.
No other production details have been announced.
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