EXCLUSIVE: Hustle & Flow helmer Craig Brewer will adapt to direct Gangster Princess Of Beverly Hills for Paramount. The drama is based on a Rolling Stone article published last summer about Lisette Lee, who portrayed herself to be an heiress to the Samsung fortune, as well as an actress, singer and model. She faked all of that, and beneath the bling were secrets, lies and private jets filled with weed. She was a drug mule, caught trafficking 500 pounds of pot into Ohio, for which she drew a six-year sentence. The article was written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. Erwin Stoff is producing.
After his Sundance sensation Hustle & Flow, Brewer directed Black Snake Moan and last helmed the Footloose remake. He also was one of the writers who scripted the Tarzan project at Warner Bros that landed David Yates to direct. Brewer is also directing for Fox the pilot Boomerang, which stars Felicity Huffman and Anthony LaPaglia.
Brewer is repped by WME and Bloom Hergott.