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Hollywood Presents Antwerp’s Untold Diamond Heist

May 24, 2010 3:29 AM   By Avi Krawitz
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RAPAPORT... The ‘Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Diamond Heist’ is about to be told, again, this time in movie form.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phil Alden Robinson, best known for Field of Dreams, has been recruited to write the script for the project based on an article in Wired Magazine by Joshua Davis. It details how a crew of Italian thieves penetrated the seemingly unbreakable vault in the Antwerp Diamond Center.

Davis conducted a series of interviews with the now incarcerated ring leader from a Belgium prison, to tell the story, which could well be the script of the next Oceans 11, 12, 13 … movie. It includes characters named The Genius, The Monster, The King of Keys and Speedy, a shadowy diamond dealer said to have of financed the heist, and links to the Italian Mafia, and how they circumvented the 10 layers of security protecting the industry’s riches.

The article, the rights to which were bought by paramount Pictures, leaves you with the author’s own questions about who was behind the scheme, and what happened to the loot, which will clearly add to the suspense of the movie and the legend of the heist. The story can be read here, or wait for the movie.
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