Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
The Empire Podcast #107: Lukas Moodysson, Marc Webb, Avi Arad
Let's go Easter Egg hunting!
Spielberg Plans The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Yet another potential directing job
First Jersey Boys Trailer
Clint Eastwood's musical adaptation is heating up
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 April 2014
Chris Pine May Clock In For The Finest Hours
Craig Gillespie is in talks to direct the coast guard drama
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Rise Of The Guardians (2012)
Empire Star Rating
People Like Us (2012)
Empire Star Rating
This Means War (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Chris Pine & DJ Caruso Are Making Money
Counterfeiter drama for the pair

13 October 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Chris "Tiberius" Pine and director D.J. Caruso are set to team up to learn The Art of Making Money, with the sometime-Captain Kirk set to star as counterfeiter Art Williams.

Williams was schooled in making fake money by his stepfather, and became the first counterfeiter to crack the supposedly-unfakeable 1996 US currency. By keeping his operation slow and steady, and distributing his notes in dribs and drabs as he travelled cross-country, Williams remained at large for nearly a decade, printing about $10 million during that time. His bills were so good that they once passed right under the nose of an FBI agent, while on another occasion an illegal search and seizure allowed him to escape conviction despite holding $6,000 in fakes at the time.

All in all, sounds like a job for someone who can play both intense and cocky - hey, like Chris Pine! Caruso, who directed Disturbia and Eagle Eye, is clearly branching out from his previously steady relationship with Shia LaBeouf.

The pair haven't signed deals yet, but are expected to sign soon to start production early next year - after Pine finishes Unstoppable but before Star Trek 2 / XII rolls. If you can't wait in the meantime, check out the book that forms the basis of the film, The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter, by Rolling Stone writer Jason Kersten (expanded from his own article).


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Freaky Friday Follow-Up Planned
Freaky Monday headed to screens
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

WOW i've actually read that book and it's really cool. The author has a great writing style and it sounds like it could be something a little similar to Catch Me If You Can... More

Posted by Jenzy at 10:55 on 13 October 2009 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Hollywood's Biggest Names On Their Favourite Films
Stars and directors like Nolan, Whedon, Wright and Ford on the films that inspire them

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)