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The Santa Monica Police Department is investigating threats made against an employees of The Mark Gordon Co., authorities confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Although no additional information could be proved on the case, the threats are reportedly over rights issues related to a film about deceased former NFL star, and convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez.
The film was first announced in January when The Mark Gordon Co. picked up the rights to the James Patterson book All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderer’s Row.
Hernandez was a star tight end with the New England Patriots who was convicted in 2015 of killing a fellow football player who was dating his fiancee’s sister. He was already serving life in prison when he was indicted for a separate double murder, of which he was later acquitted. Days after that acquittal, he committed suicide in his prison cell.
The book was published last month by Little, Brown and Co, an imprint of Hatchette Book Group. Gordon is set to produce the adaptation, along with Matt Jackson, Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout.
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