Sony Pictures has picked up the film rights to Ben Mezrich’s “Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History,” which is described as follows:
Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an ideaa romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally.
Thad convinced his girlfriend and another female accomplice, both NASA interns, to break into an impregnable laboratory at NASAs headquarterspast security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallwaysand help him steal the most precious objects in the world: the moon rocks.
But what does one do with an item so valuable that its illegal even to own? And was Thad Robertsundeniably gifted, picked for one of the most competitive scientific posts imaginable, a possible astronautreally what he seemed?
Mezrich has pored over thousands of pages of court records, FBI transcripts, and NASA documents and has interviewed most of the participants in the crime to reconstruct this Oceans Elevenstyle heist, a madcap story of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.
The Social Network was based on Mezrich’s “The Accidental Billionaires.” Scott Rudin, Michael DeLuca and Dana Brunetti, who produced The Social Network, will again produce and Kevin Spacey will again executive produce.
The book is scheduled to hit shelves on July 12.