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tessa thompass to portray notorious jewel thief doris payne in upcoming biopic

February 14, 2018
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Codeblack Film’s currently untitled upcoming biopic about notorious jewelry thief Doloris Payne finds its leading lady with Westworld’s Tessa Thompson, the actress confirmed on Twitter:

“After chasing Doris and her story for years— and then keeping this secret for awhile— I’m screaming that this dream is coming true. She is a deeply fascinating woman. So pleased to bring this story to the screen with CodeBlack & Lionsgate. Beyond grateful.”

Payne’s utterly riveting story was chronicled in the 2014 documentary ‘The Life And Crimes Of Doris Payne’, from her first con stealing as a means of survival to that time she escaped federal custody to her 2011 arrest and conviction

Needless to say, Doris story is one for the ages. Congrats, Tessa!