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THE PROFESSOR & THE BIKINI MODEL: Scott Z. Burns Directing Fox Film

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Scott Z. Burns Directing The Professor and the Bikini Model. Writer Scott Z. Burns will direct the film version of of the Maxine Swann‘s New York Times Magazine article The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble for Fox Searchlight. Burns may write the film as well.

On the people behind the scenes of the film The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble:

Film Rites’ Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch are producing.

On how the true life story of the film unfolded:

Paul Frampton, a divorced theoretical particle physicist, meets Denise Milani, a Czech bikini model, on the online dating site Mate1.com. Milani’s pictures on the site show a dark-haired, dark-eyed beauty with a supposedly natural DDD breast size. Frampton tried to get Milani to talk on the phone, but she always demurred. When she finally agreed to meet him in person, she asked him to come to La Paz, Bolivia, where she was doing a photo shoot. The first thing that went wrong was that the e-ticket Milani sent Frampton for the Toronto-Santiago leg of his journey turned out to be invalid, leaving him stranded in the Toronto airport for a full day. Frampton finally arrived in La Paz four days after he set out. He hoped to meet Milani the next morning, but by then she had been called away to another photo shoot in Brussels. A ticket to Buenos Aires eventually came, with the promise that another ticket to Brussels was on the way. All Milani asked was that Frampton do her a favor: bring her a bag that she had left in La Paz.

I just read about the conclusion of this story and it ends badly also predictably. Like former DC homicide investigator Rod Wheeler said: “He has a high IQ, is well-known and very distinguished in the field of physics and other scientific areas, but when it comes to common sense he scored a zero.”

I wonder if the real Denise Milani will appear in the film like Paris Hilton and a few others appeared in The Bling Ring. That would be interesting.

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Source: Hollywoodreporter, Slashfilm, Abcnews

 

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