The Hangover Director to Turn Story of Efraim Diveroli, Miami Beach's Stoner Arms Dealer, Into Movie
Diveroli, a high school dropout who grew up in Miami Beach's Orthodox Jewish community, took advantage of the crazy military spending spree during the Bush administration and began bidding on contracts to supply the government with arms and ammunition. Unable to keep up with demand, he began dealing in embargoed Chinese ammunition and now is sitting in jail for four years for fraud. We'll assume Phillips, who will be producing and possibly directing, would put a comical spin on it.
In fact, he has optioned the rights to a Rolling Stone article about Diveroli that plays up his marijuana habit. That article appeared this past March, but New Times has been writing about Diveroli for years.
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