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Jason Segel to Star in Maple Syrup Heist Film Based on a True Story

September 26, 2013
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Are you a big fan of maple syrup? If so, you are in luck, because it appears a brand new project is surfacing just for you. Actor Jason Segel will be portraying a maple syrup thief in an upcoming project from director Seth Gordon, known for his quirky comedies like "Horrible Bosses" and "Identity Thief".

The film will chronicle the true story of the 2012 heist of over $20 million worth of maple syrup that was stolen from Quebec's Federation of Maple Syrup Producers. Apparently that is a real federation and 20 people have been arrested who have been linked to the crime.

Gordon recently dropped out of directing the "Horrible Bosses" sequel, but when he is not busy with sweets, his next film is expected to be "One Night in Hudson", which will reunite him with Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis.

Segel has great comedic timing and a definite sparkle and charm. This role will certainly be different for him, not to mention different from anything we've ever seen before.

Chris Sheridan from "Family Guy" fame is penning the script, which is described as a comedy with dramatic undertones.

Do you like the sound of this syrup tale? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Collider

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