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This is a release by Variety that Michael Aronow is working with some people out of Hollywood to produce the real story on Don, in a major motion picture.



Posted: Tue., Oct. 16, 2007, 8:00pm PT
Tony Scott to direct Don Aronow film
Lerner script follows cigarette boat inventor
By MICHAEL FLEMING
Fox 2000 and director Tony Scott are teaming on a feature about Don Aronow, the inventor of the cigarette boat.
Scott intends to helm the film from a script Michael A.M. Lerner is penning. Scott Free will produce.

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.

Lerner teamed with partners Jeff Shapiro and Alan Hecht to option rights of Aronow's surviving son, Michael. Shapiro and Hecht will be exec producers.

Scott will first direct Denzel Washington in a remake of "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" for Columbia Pictures.

Lerner is a former Newsweek correspondent who wrote and directed the indie feature "Deadlines," based on his experiences covering war in Lebanon.

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This is great to hear. I have had real estate closings here on Long Island with Michael Arronow and he mentioned to me that he was working on this. How have you been making out with selling the Cig Models? Michael was kind enough to give me a picture of his father with the model as shown....
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About a year ago there was an announcement that Edward Pressman was producing a film titled Donzi.
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Awesome. This should be something to look forward to!
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This would be a different kind of movie to go see. We can have an OSO screening party. But, something tells me it will go right to DVD on a target shelf
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Hope this goes all the way through!!
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is this the Thunderman film
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This is cool. Please keep us updated.
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this allen hecht is he an attorney here on long island?



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that Michael Aronow is working with some people out of Hollywood to produce the real story on Don, in a major motion picture.



Posted: Tue., Oct. 16, 2007, 8:00pm PT
Tony Scott to direct Don Aronow film
Lerner script follows cigarette boat inventor
By MICHAEL FLEMING
Fox 2000 and director Tony Scott are teaming on a feature about Don Aronow, the inventor of the cigarette boat.
Scott intends to helm the film from a script Michael A.M. Lerner is penning. Scott Free will produce.

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.

Lerner teamed with partners Jeff Shapiro and Alan Hecht to option rights of Aronow's surviving son, Michael. Shapiro and Hecht will be exec producers.

Scott will first direct Denzel Washington in a remake of "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" for Columbia Pictures.

Lerner is a former Newsweek correspondent who wrote and directed the indie feature "Deadlines," based on his experiences covering war in Lebanon.

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This is great to hear. I have had real estate closings here on Long Island with Michael Arronow and he mentioned to me that he was working on this. How have you been making out with selling the Cig Models? Michael was kind enough to give me a picture of his father with the model as shown....

We are currently sold out until after the new year. There will only be 100 made in total.

Someone else asked if this is the "Thunderman" film...no it is not.
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