Infamous Thief Network the Pink Panther Mafia Getting Movie Treatment at Relativity (Exclusive)

8:24 AM PST 07/24/2014 by Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit
Christian Gudegast

"London Has Fallen" writer Christian Gudegast will pen the script, adapting a GQ article about the international criminal syndicate.

The "Pink Panther Mafia," an infamous network of international jewel and art thieves, will be stealing its way onto the big screen.

Relativity Studios and Conde Nast Entertainment will produce a film adapting a GQ article written by Ilan Greenberg about the group responsible for some of the most daring robberies in history.

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Christian Gudegast will write the script for the Untitled Serbian Jewel Thief Project.

Given the nickname by Interpol, the Pink Panther Mafia was a loose network of master thieves comprised mostly of ex-military from the former Yugoslavia. Some of the gang's glamorous and lucrative heists included the 2008 midday robbery of Harry Winston's in Paris along the famed Champs Elysee, which took only 55 seconds and netted the gang €80 million.

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Ryan Kavanaugh and Dawn Ostroff will produce while Tucker Tooley and Jeremy Steckler executive produce. Becky Sanderman is overseeing the film for Relativity.

Relativity will distribute the film worldwide.

Gudegast is also working with Relativity on Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler, which he'll write and direct, and his other work includes the Butler starrer London Has Fallen, now in preproduction, and 2003's A Man Apart. He's repped by WME, Management 360 and Bloom Hergott.  

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