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Sony has ordered some syrup to go with its sausage.

After greenlighting fellow food-related comedy "Sausage Party," the studio announced that it has also signed up Jason Segel to star in a movie based on a real-life Canadian maple syrup heist.

The as-yet-untitled project, directed by Seth Gordon ("Identity Thief," "Horrible Bosses"), will tell the story of a ring of thieves who stole more than $20 million worth of maple syrup from Quebec's Federation of Maple Syrup Producers in 2012. More than 20 people have been arrested in connection with the crime.

The script, to be penned by "Family Guy" scribe Chris Sheridan, will draw from the reporting of Montreal Gazette writer Anne Sutherland. It's being billed as a "comedy with dramatic overtones," though the stranger than fiction sticky situation strikes us as more seriously funny than just plain serious.

It's unclear who Segel will be playing, but as long as it involves him waxing philosophic about syrup in a fake French accent, we'll eat it up. Stay tuned for more delicious developments.

[via Deadline]
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