‘Lightning’ Strikes: Murray Movie Coming

By Jake Rossen Sep 22, 2009
Movie night in Lee Murray’s Moroccan prison is destined for something special: according to Variety and IFilm.com, Murray’s $86 million Tonbridge heist will be filmed by director Darren Aronofsky. (The pretty-good “The Wrestler,” the depressing “Requiem for a Dream,” and the toad-licking “Fountainhead.”) Writer Kerry Williamson will script using Jon Wertheim’s feature in a 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated. Release date TBD.

Murray makes for a better mythological figure than he did a fighter, a fact filmmakers would be wise to consider when dealing with the heist itself. If it’s yet another robbery movie, my enthusiasm atrophies. If we get to see Channing Tatum with a dye job play Tito Ortiz -- allegedly a victim of Murray’s in a street brawl -- then I’ll get on Fandago right now.
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