{Exclusive} Thunder Road Adapting “The Rise And Fall Of The Biggest Pot Dealer In NYC History”



〉 Thunder Road and set to produce a film based on the New York Times article.

Thunder Road Pictures, the company behind John Wick and the upcoming Gods Of Egypthave put into their UNTITLED POT DEALER PROJECT based on the New York Times article “The Rise and Fall of the Biggest Pot Dealer in New York City History” by .

Feuer’s article, which initially ran on September 5th, 2014, covers the remarkable story of Jimmy Cournoyer. Cournoyer is the French Canadian playboy who singlehandedly wove together a massive marijuana enterprise that began in the fields and factories of western Canada and crossed the U.S. border by riding snowmobiles through a Native American reservation. He eventually became the head of one of New York City’s most extensive pot dealing networks.

According to sources, the film is being described as in the vein of American HustleGoodfellas, and Wolf Of Wall Street.

“Even though marijuana is increasingly legalized and, unlike methamphetamine or heroin, rarely makes for sensational headlines,” Feuer’s piece states, “prosecutors argued in a sentencing memorandum that Mr. Cournoyer’s operation was a violent one and that it led to the enrichment of other criminal syndicates.”

is producing for Thunder Road Pictures alongside for Storied Media Group.

Iwanyk saw his most recent Sicario hit theaters this summer, starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin. Hoffman produced the new Amazon comedy pilot Highston starring Mary Lynn Rajskub, Chris Parnell, and Curtis Armstrong.

Producers are currently looking for the right scribe to adapt the screenplay.


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