Writer in on 'Sting' operation

Dan Gordon tapped to write con-man drama

NEW YORK -- Veteran scribe Dan Gordon has been anointed to pen "The King of Sting."

The writer behind "The Hurricane" and "Wyatt Earp" has signed to write the screenplay for the drama about the life of con man Craig Glazer.

Based on Glazer's eponymous book, the project tells of the author's 20-year exploits canvassing the country posing as an undercover narcotics agent and pocketing money from stings. Glazer and a partner were so adept at conning victims that the Kansas City Police Department hired them to conduct real stings.

Eric Eisner is producing the project via his L+E Prods. banner.

In addition to his screenwriting credits, Gordon penned the current Broadway hit "Irena's Vow," the Tovah Feldshuh starrer about a Polish Catholic nurse who hid Jews during World War II.

He also has written drafts of the upcoming Universal mobster tale "Mafia Cop" and MGM hit man remake "The Mechanic."
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