Intermedia has acquired movie rights to The Booster, a crime novel by Eugene Izzi, for Mark Johnson Productions to produce. The book was bought to Johnson by producer Louis DiGiaimo who collaborated with Johnson on Donnie Brasco.
The Booster is the story of a big time thief who comes out of retirement to take part in the biggest and most dangerous heist of his life. It will be adapted for the screen by Sheldon Turner who has a two picture deal with Casey Silver's Gone Fishin' Productions (first project is called Estranged) as well as projects in development with Original Film, Tapestry Entertainment and Ignite Entertainment. He is represented by Endeavor and managed by Industry Entertainment. His attorney is David Fox at Myman, Abell, Fineman, Greenspan and Light.
The project will be overseen by Johnson and his president of production Tiffany Daniel alongside Intermedia's Julie Golden. DiGiaimo will serve as a producer on the project.