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Matthew McConaughey to Star in Wine Fraud Film 'The Billionaire's Vinegar'

Will Smith is a producer.

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Alright, alright, alright: Oscar winner/Guy Fieri's best bud Matthew McConaughey is set to star in an upcoming movie about an infamous case of wine fraud. According to the Guardian, the movie — titled The Billionaire's Vinegar — is a drama based off of a book by Benjamin Wallace of the same name.

The true story centers around a bottle of 1787 Chateau Lafitte Bordeaux that "was presented as being once owned by former president and wine aficionado Thomas Jefferson." The bottle sold at auction in 1985 for $150,000. Four other bottles also supposedly belonging to Jefferson were purchased for $311,804 by billionaire Bill Koch at the same auction. However, doubts about the authenticity of the bottles started to build and Koch hired a private investigator who found that wine — sold by wine dealer Hardy Rodenstock — was indeed fraudulent.

The Independent writes that actor Will Smith will serve as a producer alongside Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch. The screenplay will be adapted from the book by writers Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, who have worked on films like 3:10 to Yuma and the show Chicago Fire. There is no release date yet.

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