” director Yorgos Lanthimos
is set to direct and executive produce a limited series for Searchlight Television
based on Mark Seal
’s nonfiction book “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter.” The adaptation will center around the man known as Clark Rockefeller, who posed as a member of the famed family as part of a decades-long con game that came crashing down in 2008 after he kidnapped his daughter (Via Deadline
Rockefeller, whose real name is Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter
, moved to the Us from his native Germany in the 1970s, used a variety of aliases — film student, English royalty, and as a member of the American industrialist dynasty. It was under that false identity that he married his wife, who before long began to suspect her husband is not who he says he is.
In addition to the custodial kidnapping conviction,