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Director Michael Mann's Next Project Will Be About Hacker and Criminal Mastermind Paul Le Roux

Director Michael Mann (Heat, Last of the Mohicans) hasn't made a film since his 2015 cybercrime film Blackhat. It wasn't his best film, but for the most part, I'm a fan of most of the films that Mann has made in his career. It looks like the director has found his next project, and it will be based on the true story of criminal mastermind Paul Le Roux. Mann picked up the film and television rights to the book, so this project could either be adapted for film or TV.

The book was written by investigative reporter Elaine Shannon and it details the life and crimes of Le Roux, who was "the head of an array of ruthless transnational criminal enterprises. Linked to Iran, North Korea and terrorist groups, Le Roux has been described as one of the most dangerous transnational criminals of the 21st century."

La Roux was also a

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