|Lawrence as Bickford|
All the sordid details that can be found at this point are in stories in today's local daily in Roanoke (here).
A blonde beauty and former Channel 10 television anchor, Juliet Bickford, is a figure in a con game in Hampton where her boyfriend and a couple of pals ripped people off the gullible and laundered money through her bank account. They lived pretty high for a while. She's facing tax charges; two of her boyfriend's buds have been convicted; and the boyfriend is apparently somewhere in Greece, perhaps continuing the games. Sounds like a Hitchcock crime romp, complete with the Tippi Hedren-Kim Novak-Grace Kelly blonde who's too gorgeous to blame.
|Deneuve: Jenny Taubman|
|Nicholson as Taubman|
The Taubmans appear to be among a nice-sized group of the duped--almost all of whom had art advisors, people who are experts and would normally be able to tell the real from the forged. The perpetrator of this New York City scandal is in jail, the Chinese artist has slipped out of the
country and is back home and the Taubmans are suing and keeping quiet about the embarrassment.
Juicy stuff--unless you're in the middle of it. Can't wait for the movies. I suggest Jennifer Lawrence as Juliet Bickford and Jack Nicholson/Catherine Deueuve as the Taubmans (Nicholson would have to lose the hair). George Takai is, of course, the Chinese dude. He gets all the great Chinese roles, even though he's Japanese. Details, details.