How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions: Ben Affleck Directs, Matt Damon Stars

Fox is developing How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions as a movie, with Ben Affleck directing and Matt Damon starring.

The studio won the movie rights to Jeff Maysh’s true-crime story, recently published in the Daily Beast, which detailed how ex-cop Jerome Paul Jacobson rigged the McDonald’s Monopoly game in 2001, stealing millions of dollars.

Damon and Affleck will produce through their Pearl Street company.

The Deadpool writing team of Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese has been hired to write the script.

The auction was handled by IPG’s Joel Gotler, who repped Maysh. David Klawans is exec producing.

Michael Hoover claimed he had won the $1 million grand prize after collecting Monopoly pieces and a camera crew was dispatched to his home in Rhode Island.

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