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Amanda Seyfried and McG to tackle Esther Reed’s life story

March 18, 2010 | Written By: Brad Sturdivant

Posted by:Brad Sturdivant

Amanda Seyfried is everywhere these days.  We just learned she’d be doing a small part in ALBERT NOBBS and now she’s signed on to star in THE GIRL WHO CONNED THE IVY LEAGUE, which will be directed by McG.  The film tells the incredible true story of Esther Reed who made her way across America and into Ivy League schools while stealing the identity of various missing women.

I will take a minute here and bring your attention to the Rolling Stone article the film is based on.  The article is written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely and it’s a fascinating story, not to mention extremely well written.  It’s several pages long, so be forewarned, but it’s definitely well worth the time.  We’ve heard counterfeiting and identity theft stories before, but this is one of the most elaborate stories I’ve heard that actually takes place in the digital age.  The fact that she was able to get away with this for as long as she did is incredible.  This should make for a great film if McG can make it 2 hours without blowing something up.

Amanda Seyfried

Source: Production Weekly (via Twitter)

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