Tessa Thompson to Star as Legendary Jewelry Thief Doris Payne in a High-Concept Heist Film

Tessa Thompson already has seven projects in various stages of development slated for the near future, but we will never complain when she decides to add another to the list. Variety has announced that Thompson has signed on to star in a “high-concept action-drama” about the iconic lifelong jewelry thief Doris Payne.

Payne, now 87, has been a known jewel thief for at least six decades. She would go into jewelry stores, posing as a well-off customer, and ask to see a variety of items....


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