Jon Turteltaub Has Been Hired to Direct Insane – The Story of 'Crazy' Eddie Antar, the Electronics King

Director Jon Turteltaub, who we all know from Cool Runnings, While You Were Sleeping, National Treasure, and The Meg, has been hired to take on the task of directing the movie Insane, about the real life story of “Crazy” Eddie Antar, the Electronics King. Deadline reports the following rundown of the story of Crazy Eddie:

Antar opened his first store in Brooklyn, grew quickly to 43 stores, and then briefly became a Wall Street sensation when he took the company public. Those were fueled by groundbreaking ads delivered with used car salesman subtlety, and frenzied enough to obscure trouble in the back room. The trouble was, Antar had been skimming money and falsifying inventory to inflate stock value. United States Attorney Michael Chertoff, who prosecuted the case, would call Eddie Antar the “Darth Vader of capitalism.”

Losing control of his company in a hostile takeover, Antar went on the lam after
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