LOS ANGELES (CBS) – Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are hoping for a Monopoly-sized payday at the box office with a new true crime story about a popular McDonald’s giveaway.
The Daily Beast recently published an article on an ex-police officer who rigged the McDonald’s monopoly game. The story begins in Westerly, Rhode Island, with a McDonald’s camera crew and FBI agents meeting someone who claimed to have won the million-dollar prize.READ MORE: 'It Looked Like Niagara Falls,' Massive Water Main Break Floods Part Of Beacon Hill
The ex-officer is accused of stealing more than $24 million from the game.READ MORE: Green Line Operator Put Train In 'Full-Power Position' Before July Crash, NTSB Report Finds
Deadline first reported that Affleck is set to direct and Damon will star.MORE NEWS: Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison
The bidding war was reportedly intense, with other Hollywood elites like Kevin Hart, Steve Carell and Robert Downey Jr. hoping to get in on the action.