A couple months ago it was reported that the producers behind The Social Network are developing a feature adaptation of Ben Mezrich's proposed novel Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History. Mezrich is the same writer that wrote The Accidental Billionaires, which was the basis for Aaron Sorkin's award-winning script for The Social Network. He also wrote the Black Jack book which was adapted into the film 21 with Kevin Spacey who is also attached to a producer on this film.
The LA Times is reporting that director Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits) is in talks to direct the big screen adaptation. As crazy as this story sounds it's true, The film will follow the story of Thad Roberts, a once promising young scientist working for NASA who back in 2004 hatched a crazy plan to steal highly-prized moon rocks from his bosses at Johnson Space Center and sell them on the Internet. The motivation: wanting to impress his girlfriend (i.e., "giving her the moon").
This film has brought together a talented group of people, and I think Gluck is a solid choice to direct it.
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