Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rhys Ifans To Play Howard Marks

Rhys Ifans, Chloe Sevigny and David Thewlis are in final negotiations to star in a film adaption of Howard Marks brilliant autobiography Mr. Nice.

Bernard Rose (Candyman, Ivansxtc) will write and direct.

Howard Marks is Britain's most notorious drug smuggler, a man who managed to send tonnes of marijuana around the world while maintaining a strict anti-gun, anti-violence ethos.

He spent seven years at Terre Haute jail in Indiana after eventually being brought down by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. During his 20-year career as a drug dealer, the Oxford graduate cultivated ties with members of the IRA and was apparently recruited as a spy by the British secret services.