Washington, Mar 24 : Paramount Vantage has bagged the rights o Indian author Sudhir Venkatesh's book "Gang Leader for a Day".
Craig Brewer will be directing from a script penned by "Sopranos" cribe Michael Caleo, reports Variety.
The book recounts the years Venkatesh, a Columbia University rofessor, spent chronicling a crack-dealing gang in Chicago for research project.
He infiltrated one of Chicago's most notorious gangs the Black ings and befriended them and their leader.
Venkatesh found a close-knit group whose corporate culture was uch like that of a successful legitimate business.
Venkatesh was given the job of calling the shots of the criminal nterprise for a day.
Stephanie Allain, who teamed with Brewer on "Hustle and Flow" and Black Snake Moan," will produce the movie.