Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have set Justin Theroux to direct Chief Ron, reports Variety.
Written by Jordan Roberts, the comedy concerns a conman who claims Mohegan ancestry in an attempt to open a casino.
Brian Grazer is producing.
The comedy’s inspiration is the true story of Chief Ron Roberts. His blonde hair and blue eyes raised skepticism over his ancestral claims but he prevailed in court and is now building a casino in upstate New York.