Hushpuppi’s life to be adapted into a movie
Mo Abudu’s Ebonylife Studios and Will Packer productions have secured adaptation rights to develop Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abass also known as Hushpuppi’s story into a movie.
The untitled project movie will be based on Bloomberg’s Evan Ratliff’s article “The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master.”
The thriller will reportedly be a hybrid of Steven Spielberg’s 2002 pseudo biographical crime film ‘Catch Me If You Can’ and Bryan Singer’s 1995 neo-noir mystery thriller film ‘The Usual Suspects’.
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Confirming the new partnership, Ebonylife boss, Mo Abudu revealed in an Instagram post that she pitched the story idea to Will Packer productions in 2020.
“When the Hushpuppi story made headlines last year, I pitched the story idea to @willpowerpacker and James Lopez. They bought the idea and as headlined in this press release, together we won the rights to the Bloomberg article by Evan Ratliff mentioned above. The rights were won after a highly contested derby by several producers and is now set up at Universal Pictures,” Abudu wrote.