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Kardashian gem heist to be a movie

Oct 07,2019
The dramatic Paris gems heist in which Kim Kardashian was tied up and robbed of jewelry worth some 9 million euros ($9.9 million) is to be made into a movie.

“Fashion Week” will be adapted from a 130-page graphic novel that cult French writer and director Joann Sfar has written but which has yet to be published, the producers said Thursday.

The American reality television star was threatened with a gun, tied up and gagged in the bathroom of a luxury residence in the French capital where she was staying during fashion week in October 2016.

Eleven people have since been charged in connection with the robbery, the biggest heist of one individual in France in two decades.

Despite the wave of arrests of mostly well-known and ageing French career gangsters, only one piece of jewelry has been recovered.

A total of 9 million euros worth of jewelry was taken.

One of the team of five robbers who forced their way into Kardashian’s apartment dropped a diamond-encrusted cross worth 30,000 euros while he was fleeing the scene on a bicycle. It was found by a passer-by a few hours later.

Sfar is one of France’s best known comic and graphic novel authors, and also made “Gainsbourg,” the acclaimed 2010 biopic about the hard-living French singer and songwriter of “Je t’aime.”

He said that like the graphic novel, the movie would be about “a group of old school crooks who eye up the jewelry of a influential celebrity and find themselves swept up in the whirlwind of the fashion world.”

AFP