Will Smith's Overbrook Taps Screenwriter to Adapt Modern Counterfeiter Story (Exclusive)

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Michael Ross

Michael Ross will adapt the story of Albert Talton, who counterfeited over $7 million on supplies purchased from Staples.

Michael Ross will adapt the story of one of the most prolific counterfeiters of modern U.S. currency. 

Based on the longform piece in the now-defunct Details magazine, The Most Notorious Counterfeiter centers on Albert Talton, a resident of Lawndale, Calif., who counterfeited $7 million of high-quality currency on a series of commercial inkjet printers that he bought from the office-supplies store Staples.  

Ross is adapting Talton's tale for Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, which also is set to produce the Matthew McConaughey-starrer Billionaire's Vinegar.  

Ross recently wrote James Caan's The Throwaways from executive producer Jeremy Renner, and adapted Michael Grant's adventure-thriller BZRK for Sam Raimi, which is set up at Sony. 

Ross is repped by CAA, DMG and Litcher Grossman.

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