Pablo Trapero to Direct ‘Man in the Rockefeller Suit’ for Fox Searchlight

Hot off his Goya Award win for “El Clan,” director tackles true story of lifelong con artist

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Pablo Trapero, a newly minted Goya winner for his film “El Clan,” is in final negotiations to direct “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit,” TheWrap has learned.

Argentinian Trapero, who also took the Silver Lion at last year’s Venice Film Festival, will helm the tale of lifelong con artist Christian Gerhartsreiter, who pretended to be a descendant of the monied American family.

Screenwriter David Bar Katz adapted the book by Mark Seal, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine. Donald De Line is producing.

CAA handles Trapero. David Greenbaum is the executive on the project at Fox Searchlight. For more industry hires, check out Deal Central.