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24 April 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

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Amanda Seyfried

We've yet to see Lovelace on these shores, but Amanda Seyfried is clearly not feeling too exploited by the experience, since she's signed up to work with its two directors on a new film. Former documentarists Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will next turn their attention to The Girl Who Conned The Ivy League, based on the true story of the tricksy Esther Reed.

The project actually begins with Seyfried, who's been attached to the role of the con-woman for some time, and seems confident that the stylised true-story vibe that Epstein and Friedman brought to Lovelace and Howl will be perfect for the material. In this case, the tall tale revolves around Reed's blagging her way into Columbia University with little more than a fake ID.

It was one of a string of identity thefts that had previously seen her at Harvard, and subsequently, under new aliases, in Chicago and New York. At one point she was on the US Secret Service's ten most wanted list, but was only really caught by accident when her ID failed to check out after police routinely ran her license plate. She could have faced 47 years in prison, but eventually served just over four. 

The screenplay by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair is at least partly based on an article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, which was published in Rolling Stone in 2009. The film is being set up through McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision production company, and shooting is expected to start later this year.


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