Paramount Vantage bags rights to Sudhir Venkatesh book

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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.

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