Producers Acquire Movie Rights for ‘Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story’

Two high-profile movie producers have announced to have gained the rights to create a movie based on Robyn Doolittle’s best-selling book, Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story, and promise to develop a dramatic treatment of the man and conspiracies behind the scenes of the city’s political confusion.

Addressing reporters after having had acquired film rights, Iron explained that “it’s not our intention to do a salacious farce — this is a serious story… Part of it is a story about the city, so I think it’s important to see the city, to see downtown, to see the suburbs… The story has great drama in it.” Moreover, Iron, compared his vision for the book to Game Change, i.e. a 2012 HBO political drama about the rise and fall of Sarah Palin. Meanwhile, Iron has also worked previously as executive producer on Watermark, i.e. a 2013 documentary directed by, Jennifer Baichwal, and legendary Canadian photographer, Edward Burtynsky. Meanwhile, on the other hand Samuels has had experience to work as an executive producer on a mini-series based on the award-winning Canadian novel, The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill.

Book author, Doolittle, confessed having “several” offers to buy film rights for the book. Doolittle explained that “when I met Danny he seemed really interested in it, and he seemed interested in it beyond the comedy aspect of the whole thing.” It was added that “there are, of course, elements of dark comedy that we have seen played out on YouTube, but there’s a real seriousness to this story as well. He seemed interested in all aspects of it.”

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