One of America’s great crime mysteries is headed to the big screen. According to Deadline.com, a deal is in place to adapt Geoffrey Grey’s bestselling book “Skyjack: The Hunt For D.B. Cooper,” which is about the infamous airplane hijacking by the criminal known as D.B. Cooper in 1971.
Will Gluck, best known for directing the winning Emma Stone comedy “Easy A,” will direct from a script by TV writer Keith Bunin. According to Deadline:
The novel is an action-comedy that follows the story of D.B. Cooper, who on November 24, 1971, hijacked a Boeing 727, demanded $200,000 and parachutes, and jumped out over the Pacific Northwest. He was never caught and hailed as a folk hero. The book tracks his story from the perspectives of three different people claiming to be him.
The film has no release date yet.