Russell Gewirtz is set to pen THE KING OF OIL: THE SECRET LIVES OF MARC RICH, an adaptation of the biopic by Daniel Ammann. BB Film Productions picked up the rights to the book a few months ago with Daniel Turcan and Uri Singer attached to produce.
The biopic follows the life of Marc Rich, a child survivor of the Holocaust, in his oil dealings with Iran during the hostage crisis to his quiet cooperation with the Cuban, Israeli, and U.S. governments. While in Switzerland, Rich was indicted on those criminal counts and lives his life about until his death. He was controversially pardoned by President Bill Clinton on his last day in office.
Gewirtz previously wrote wrote the scripts for Righteous Kill and Inside Man.
He is repped by Paradigm.
Emily J | Staff Writer