John McAfee Movie Gets Absolutely the Correct Writers
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, unofficial curators of Time-Life's Legally-Troubled Eccentrics and Outcasts, are adding another big-name weirdo to their collection. The writers who penned such real-life oddball stories as Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Man on the Moon, and the upcoming Big Eyes have reportedly been hired to now transcribe the history of John McAfee, the wild-eyed anti-virus pioneer still wanted in Belize for questioning in a murder.
Crazy, Stupid, Love. directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are producing and directing the film, which is based on a Wired story from Joshua Davis that reads about as crazy as McAfee looks--it opens with an anecdote about the guy putting a gun to his own head. It's one of two McAfee projects in development, this one being at Warner and the other taking shape at Impact Future Media, where they've got his bleach-stained memoirs to work from.
In front of the McAfee film, Alexander and Karaszewski already have another project developing firmly in their wheelhouse: the TV movie The Run of His Life, based on yet another legally-troubled, lovable scamp, OJ Simpson.