Get ready to see Kim Kardashian’s robbery on the big screen.
A French graphic artist and filmmaker is making a comedy movie about the reality star’s headline-grabbing 2016 robbery in Paris, Variety reports.
Joann Sfar is co-writing the script for “Fashion Week,” to be directed by Marion Festraëts. The trade paper reports it will be “loosely based on the incident,” with the plot centering around a group of thieves who rob “a famous influencer” during Paris Fashion Week.
The movie will be in French with an “international cast,” Sfar says, but don’t expect a Kardashian lookalike; Sfar says he plans to cast someone who “captures what the reality-show star represents.”
Sfar describes the film as “a comedy exploring the themes of feminism, masculinity and patriarchy in today’s society.” The movie will also explore “violence against women, the relationship between the very rich people and the less rich, the world of fashion and the encounter between figures of new and old worlds,” he says.
Nabi Films, a subsidiary of French film company Telfrance, is producing.
So far, no further details have been released but Sfar recently finished a graphic novel of the same name inspired by Kardashian’s robbery. The comic book is due out in France in March.
Kardashian was bound and gagged in her swanky Paris hotel room and robbed of $10 million worth of jewelry in 2016. The reality star, who had no security present, says she begged for her life as thieves fled on bikes.
Critics immediately questioned if Kardashian staged the incident until a gang of seasoned criminals was charged for the elaborate heist. In 2018, a 10th person was charged for the robbery.
Kardashian, who recently made $2 million in minutes with her new shapewear line SKIMS, later said the robbery made her less materialistic.