E1 picks up Bernie Madoff whistleblower doc

'The Foxhounds' from director/producer Jeff Prosserman

TORONTO -- E1 Entertainment has picked up the Canadian and foreign sales rights to the Bernie Madoff whistleblower documentary "The Foxhounds," from director/producer Jeff Prosserman.

The picture, executive produced by former ThinkFilm execs Jeff Sackman and Randy Manis, along with Anton Nadler, is based on financial investigator Harry Markopolos' book "No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller."

The film will include interviews with Markopolos and fellow investigators Frank Casey, Neil Chelo, Michael Ocrant, and Gaytri Kachroo over how they pursued and exposed Bernie Madoff and his elaborate ponzi scheme for bilking investors out of $50 billion.

Sackman and Manis control the U.S. rights to the documentary, now in production.

The documentary is slated for a fall 2010 release.