12 May 2014 6:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The story of  professional poker star Mike “The Mouth” Matusow is in development as a biopic by 1984 Professional Defense Contractors.

1984′s Adi Shankar and Spencer Silna are producing along with David Uslan. The project is based on Matusow’s 2012 autobiography “Check-Raising the Devil.”

Matusow’s story details his bouts with drugs, depression, promiscuous sex, jail, and suicidal depression along with his success as a four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and winning the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions.

His nickname comes from his affinity for razzing other players during poker games.

1984 has also acquired the rights to the 2003 novel “Money to Burn: The Ultimate Bank Heist Thriller,” by first-time writer and current U.S. District Court Judge James B. Zagel. The novel centers around a judge robbing the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago of $100 million in used money that is about to be destroyed.

1984′s credits includes “The Voices, »

- Dave McNary

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Brad Pitt
Ryan Reynolds (I)
Liam Neeson

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners