When The Daily Beast published an article last summer titled “How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions,” it captured Hollywood’s attention in a big way. We later learned that was by design: the article, which details extreme (and wildly entertaining) levels of fraud surrounding the nationwide Monopoly game that McDonald’s previously participated in, was written with the express purpose of being adapted into a movie.
A film adaptation is still on the table, but now a documentary series called McMillions is already in production at HBO, and one of the Hollywood players who lost out on the film rights is executive producing this multi-part documentary show. Find out who’s involved below. Read More »
Last month, The Daily Beast published an article titled “How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions.” The piece instantly went viral, ultimately resulting in the film rights selling to Fox, where Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and the writers of the Deadpool franchise are going to bring it to the big screen.
But a new article from Vulture reveals that they weren’t the only big names to go after the story: Martin Scorsese, Kevin Hart, and several others were also interested in it. And not only that, the original article was planted specifically to generate enough interest for a movie deal. Read the newest details about the still-untitled McDonald’s Monopoly movie below. Read More »
That was fast. Mere days after The Daily Beast published an explosive, entertaining story about a huge scam surrounding McDonald’s Monopoly game, a film is officially in the works. Ben Affleck is set to direct, Matt Damon is set to star, and the writers of Deadpool will tackle the script.
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