In the summer of July 2008, FBI agents in Missouri arrested Bill Anthony Jakob for fraud. But his crime is a lot more interesting than most, as Jakob had arrived in the small Missouri town of Gerald, where he posed as a federal agent who was part of a “multi-jurisdictional task force” (a line he lifted from Beverly Hills Cop 2) and led a crackdown on drug dealers that went a long way towards cleaning up the town.

The film rights to his story have been kicking around Hollywood since then, and now director Curtis Hanson and screenwriter Clark Gregg are possibly bringing it to the screen. Read More »