Donaldson Helming The Day They Stole the Mona Lisa


Variety reports that Phoenix Pictures and Robert Chartoff are teaming with director Roger Donaldson for a screen adaptation of Seymour Reit’s book “The Day They Stole the Mona Lisa.”

The book centers on the theft of the world’s most famous painting from the Louvre in 1911. It was missing for more than two years before an Italian carpenter named Vincent Perugia showed up with the painting in Florence.

The film will center on the conman who masterminded the theft.