Thor: Ragnarok actress, Tessa Thompson has been confirmed to star in Lionsgate’s Codeblack Film biopic on the Notorious Jewel Thief Doris Payne.
Thompson will both star in and co-produce the film about the still-living 87-year-old jewel thief. Payne has reportedly committed countless robberies. Payne’s career as an international jewel thief spans six decades, with a criminal record dating back to 1952. Her modus operandi is to enter jewellery stores posing as a well-to-do woman, typically looking for a diamond ring. Using her charm, she would engage the clerk, asking to see an assortment of items. Eventually, she would “cause the clerk to forget” just how many items were outside the case; and, at some point, she would leave with one or two pieces.
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Payne is most noted for stealing a 10-carat diamond ring, valued at $500,000 (Us), from Monte Carlo in the 1970s. She fled to France,