Jodie Foster’s Next Film Will Take on a Famous Robbery

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Not many know that the Mona Lisa was a victim of theft in 1911. And for those, Jodie Foster is here. 

Having received two Academy Awards due to her work as an actress, the Flightplan star will be stepping behind the camera to direct an art heist film which will be based on the book The Day They Stole the Mona Lisa by Seymour Reit.

The famous painting has captivated art lovers for decades as they attempt to ascertain just what the subject is thinking in Leonardo Da Vinci’s most renowned work. 

In 1911, three Italian handymen hid in a supply closet in the Louvre and stole the painting, before transporting it out of the city via the subway. It took 28 hours for anyone to even notice it was gone. 

While Foster takes on directing duties, Bill Wheeler is penning the screenplay. The Los Angeles Media Fund will finance the project.