Tony Scott Directing Don Aronow Biopic

Dramatizing the life and death of the Speedboat King.

by | October 17, 2007 | Comments

Tony Scott and Fox 2000 are teaming up to bring the life of Don Aronow to the screen.

Who’s Don Aronow, you ask? ComingSoon has the answers you seek:

Aronow was a self-made millionaire businessman and powerboat racing’s world champ for 10 straight years. His cigarette boat became a favorite of Colombian drug smugglers looking to import their product into Miami in the 1980s. Aronow got a $20 million contract to build boats for U.S. Customs agents to catch the smugglers. He was eventually gunned down in 1987 in a mob-style hit in Miami.

In other words: No Don Aronow, no Miami Vice.

Before tackling the Aronow biopic — which he’ll direct from a script by Michael Lerner — Scott will finish his Denzel Washington-led remake of The Taking of Pelham 123.


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