J.J. Abrams set to produce “World’s Biggest Diamond Heist”

J.J. Abrams has signed up to produce an unnamed movie about Italian diamond thieves.

The film will be based on a Wired magazine article by Joshua Davis titled ‘The Untold Story Of The World’s Biggest Diamond Heist’.

The story follows the exploits of Leonardo Notarbartolo, who led a group of Italian criminals on an impossible robbery.

Notarbartolo masterminded the theft of $100 million from the tightly-guarded Antwerp Diamond Centre. The money was never found and Notarbartolo was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to 10 years.

Abrams’s next project a reboot of the Star Trek franchise opens May 8th.