The latest project to fall into the laps of prolific hoarders Amanda Seyfried and McG is a movie based upon Sabrina Rudin Erdely’s Rolling Stone article The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League. I’ve just read the original story to get a handle on what the movie would be about, and in basic terms, it’s this: Esther Reed steals a series of identities, eventually becoming Brooke Henson and getting admitted to Columbia University under false pretenses, not to mention a false identity. Detectives looking for the real Brooke Henson, who was a missing person, track the fake Brooke down but before they can nab her, she hits the road and vanishes. At this point, police detective Jon Campbell takes on the hunt as easily his biggest case to date, and the chase is on.

There’s more than a whiff of Catch Me If You Can about this, I think you’ll agree.

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