Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to collaborate for FOX's film based on McDonald's Monopoly game fraud

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will produce it through their Pearl Street company

Indo-Asian News Service August 03, 2018 12:27:27 IST
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to collaborate for FOX's film based on McDonald's Monopoly game fraud

Fox is developing How an ex-cop rigged McDonalds Monopoly Game and Stole Millions as a movie with Ben Affleck to direct it and Matt Damon to star in it.

Ben Affleck Matt Damon to collaborate for FOXs film based on McDonalds Monopoly game fraud

File image of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

The studio won the movie rights to Jeff Maysh's true-crime story, recently published in the Daily Beast, which detailed how ex-cop Jerome Paul Jacobson rigged the McDonald's Monopoly game in 2001, allegedly stealing millions of dollars, reports variety.com.

Damon and Affleck will produce through their Pearl Street company. The Deadpool writing team of Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese has been hired to write the script and David Klawans is executive producing.

The story starts by describing how Michael Hoover claimed he had won the $1 million grand prize after collecting Monopoly pieces and a camera crew was dispatched to his home in Rhode Island.

"The camera crew listened patiently to his rambling story, silently recognizing the inconsequential details found in stories told by liars," the story reads.

"They suspected that Hoover was not a lucky winner, but part of a major criminal conspiracy to defraud the fast-food chain of millions of dollars. The two men behind the camera were not from McDonald's. They were undercover agents from the FBI. This was a McSting."

Affleck is starring in the Netflix political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted with Dee Rees directing. Damon is portraying car designer Carroll Shelby in Fox's Ford vs. Ferrari movie

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