WONDERLAND Director To Helm BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB
After spending months on the screenplay, director James Cox will take the helm of the true-crime story of wealthy investors-turned-murderers, the “Billionaire Boys Club.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the indie film, budgeted at less than $15 million, will be produced by Holly Wiersma. Production is set to start in late summer or early fall.
Cox and his brother Stephen reportedly spent four months researching and writing the story, which also gained notoriety in a 1987 telefilm that aired during the trials.
That case spotlighted the “club” members, graduates of the Harvard School for Boys, who spent investor funds on their lavish lifestyle. When the scheme soured, they then turned to extortion, kidnapping and, finally, two murders.
“Billionaire Boys Club” is a reunion for the producer-director duo. Cox and Wiersma collaborated on “Wonderland” the 2003 crime story that Cox also wrote.