WB Deals a Tragic Poker Hand

by | July 12, 2005 | Comments

WB and producer Graham King ("The Aviator") will deliver a big-screen biopic about the life of Stuey ‘The Kid’ Ungar, one of the poker world’s most colorful and tragic figures. Variety reports that the recent book "One of a Kind," by Nolan Dalla & Peter Alson, has been optioned for the movie treatment.

"I am always driven to biopics about mad geniuses, and when I read about Stuey, I couldn’t help but think about (Howard) Hughes," says Mr. King.

And for those who don’t know Stuey’s sad story, well, let’s just say it’s riches-to-rags to somewhere even worse.

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