According to the old saying, truth is stranger than fiction, but that never stops artists from trying to turn truth into fiction. This winter, Wired magazine published a piece titled “John McAfee’s Last Stand,” a riveting account of the McAfee Inc. founder’s crazy fall from a millionaire software engineer to a paranoid suspected murderer hiding out in Belize.┬áIt was only a matter of time before a studio snapped up that juicy tale, and now Warner Bros. is negotiating to bring it to the big screen. To aid in that effort, they’ve hired Crazy, Stupid, Love. duo Glenn Ficarra and John Requa to write and direct. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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“I may be a thief and a liar, but I am going to tell you a true story.”

Those are the words of Leonardo Notarbartolo, spoken from prison as he was serving a sentence for taking part in what has been called the heist of the century.

Last year, Paramount optioned a Wired article that tells his tale: The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Diamond Heist by Joshua Davis. J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot are producing, and now they’ve hired a screenwriter: Phil Alden Robinson, who wrote and directed Field of Dreams and Sneakers. Read More »

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