Danny DeVito is set to direct Crazy Eddie, a film based on the life of consumer electronics king Eddie Antar, reports Variety.
Peter Steinfeld (21) is writing the script, about the man who launched the successful Crazy Eddie chain in 1971 but wound up serving six years in prison for fraud.
DeVito and Steinfeld have secured Antar’s life rights and will produce the film with Isaac Chera and Elliott Azrak, two businessmen who are supplying the development capital. Chera and Azrak grew up around the corner from the first store Antar and his family opened in Brooklyn.
You can read more on Antar here.