New Line has acquired a pitch from Atlas Entertainment about the life of Chris Paciello, a legendary nightclub owner who earned the title “King of Miami.”
Adam Mazer, who won an Emmy for HBO’s “You Don’t Know Jack,” is developing the script with Atlas and New Line co-producing.
Mazer is in production on “Empire State,” starring Dwayne Johnson, Liam Hemsorth and Emma Roberts. He is also developing a series for HBO titled “Big Girls,” which Ben Silverman and Charlie Corwin are producing.
"The Untitled Chris Paciello Project" will chronicle Paciello’s life and the transformation of South Beach into one of the most vibrant party scenes in the world. Paciello was convicted of murder in 2000 for a robbery and murder dating to 1993 in New York. He has since been released, earning a lighter sentence thanks to his cooperation with the government.
Atlas' Charles Roven, William Green and Richard Suckle will produce for Atlas while Andy Horowitz will co-produce. Richard Brener and Walter Hamada will handle those duties for New Line.