Tony Scott has found yet another pic to direct, this time it is a biopic on Don Aronow, the inventor of the cigarette boat, a high performance boat that he designed for his offshore racing team that soon became a favorite of Colombian drug smugglers looking to import their product into Miami in the 1980s.
Aronow was a self-made millionaire and a lot of that coin came when he got a $20 million contract to build boats for U.S. Customs agents to catch the smugglers. He was eventually gunned down in 1987 in a mob-style hit in Miami. Yeah, for a story that sounded silly at first just got damn interesting eh?
Pic was written by Michael A.M. Lerner, a former Newsweek correspondent who wrote and directed the indie feature Deadlines, based on his experiences covering war in Lebanon.