Sixty-year old amateur painter John Myatt may be the subject of a biopic about a scam that the London police called at one point "the biggest art fraud of the 20th century." Myatt sold art collectors fake Monets and Picassos, got caught, and upon resuming his life after jail built a new business selling "genuine fake" paintings of great artists. Hollywood producers Jay Weston and Fred Levinson have acquired the rights to his life story.  Myatt's story is similar to that of Catch Me If You Can's Frank Abagnale Jr., forger-turned-straightman, in that he now gives lectures on art forgery with British detectives. And the final twist? Myatt came upon a London forger who has been selling fake Myatt paintings; the story might make a smart and stylish caper film. Weston has previously produced biopics of W.C. Fields and Billie Holiday.
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