Jones became the first person to ever be put on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list without ever committing a violent crime. The project was announced Friday at the American Film Market.
Gold Star Films co-chairman, Joey Tufaro, Signature Films founder, Marc Goldberg, and production executive Sarah Gabriel are producing the film. John Watson and Kellie Davis will also be producing alongside Gold Star Films co-chairman, Todd Trosclair, who will serve as an executive producer. The film is slated to be shot in the greater New Orleans area.
The story will center on Jones being falsely sentenced to 10 years of hard labor in a chain gang, then escaping and beginning a life on the run as a master escape artist. Described as handsome,