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Life story of drug boss Frank Matthews to be turned into film

By David Amoruso

The life story of drug boss Frank Matthews will be turned into a movie. The project is repped by the Paradigm Talent Agency and will be based on the book Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin by author Ron Chepesiuk.

Matthews was one of America’s biggest narcotics traffickers but largely flew under the radar. “The character of Matthews and the sheer mystery of the story are so intriguing,” author Ron Chepesiuk told Gangsters Inc. “Matthews was as much a business man as he was a gangster. He operated in 21 states and had an international connection, which operated outside the French Connection, which was unheard of at the time. He did this by age 29!”

Then, after he made bail in 1973, he disappeared never to be seen again. When he vanished, he had his girlfriend with him and $20 million in the bank. He remains a wanted man.

Want to know more about the story of Frank Matthews and the movie plans? Read the entire interview with author Ron Chepesiuk and producer Dan Pearson on Gangsters Inc.

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