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TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94
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Actress #TessaThompson has recently signed on to portray well-known jewel thief #DorisPayne.

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Many may be familiar with Payne, as her criminal record has spanned over six decades.

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According to @variety, Codeblack Films will start the project after obtaining Payne’s life rights. Thompson will produce the untitled film alongside Codeblack’s Jeff Clanagan.

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Thompson took to social media to express her excitement about the project and said, “I’m screaming that this dream is coming true. She is a deeply fascinating woman. So pleased to bring this story to bring this story to the screen with Codeblack and Lionsgate. Beyond grateful.” _____________________________________

The story of Doris Payne was highlighted in the 2013 documentary “The Life And Crimes of Doris Payne.” Payne, who is now 87, has a criminal record that dates back all the way to the 1950’s. Since a young girl, she has been known to steal countless amounts of jewelry.

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While filming the documentary, Payne was caught stealing a—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (📸: Joe Scarnici/Irfan Khan/ @gettyimages)

TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 
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Actress #TessaThompson has recently signed on to portray well-known jewel thief #DorisPayne.

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Many may be familiar with Payne, as her criminal record has spanned over six decades.

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According to @variety, Codeblack Films will start the project after obtaining Payne’s life rights. Thompson will produce the untitled film alongside Codeblack’s Jeff Clanagan.

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Thompson took to social media to express her excitement about the project and said, “I’m screaming that this dream is coming true. She is a deeply fascinating woman. So pleased to bring this story to bring this story to the screen with Codeblack and Lionsgate. Beyond grateful.” _____________________________________

The story of Doris Payne was highlighted in the 2013 documentary “The Life And Crimes of Doris Payne.” Payne, who is now 87, has a criminal record that dates back all the way to the 1950’s. Since a young girl, she has been known to steal countless amounts of jewelry.

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While filming the documentary, Payne was caught stealing a—read more at TheShadeRoom.com (📸: Joe Scarnici/Irfan Khan/ @gettyimages)

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@septwenty8

Now this is news 😍

@tgrozay

BET !!! 🙌🙌

@ms_dwn2earth

i’m so excited that Tessa is getting more roles, such a great actress!

@cyboogie

Ha! Doris Payne the GOAT!

@dee_cooper_007

I'm watching lol

@jessifbabi

My girl 😍

@simonesaidso

Yes the jewelry thief! ❤️🙃 @ksqred

@brwngurl318

Soooo ready too see this !!!

@a.g336

@ebsterrrrrr @sabrezee incredibly excited for this. She is going to kill this role 👍👍🔥lol

@sabrezee

Doris, you made it girl!😂😂😂 @ebsterrrrrr @exaxg.1

@aeryn_fours

i just love Tessa

@ms_mcrae

@aries_beauty89 PLEASE stop hating on auntie!!

@girl_byeee

@mdot06 yesssssssssssssss 🙌🏽

@__taypeebs__

Welp I already know I’m finna be crying

@j.johnson1230

Tessa my girl !🤪❤️

@ms_mcrae

@aries_beauty89 Yasssss Auntie!!!!!

@2tooohigh___

Juug finnesse, she gone wit da sack!

@timasavage88

Can’t wait !

@claniahprincess

@iam.towray did you read? It explains in the caption.

@iam.towray

Can someone please inform me on who they lady on the right is?

@irobj

@phy1icia Yooo! Thas our girl. Keep me posted about this

@phy1icia

@irobj @rachelrache she’s getting a movie 😂😂😂

@reesy_lejae

@kurlsandklass I saw this on Twitter!!! Lol you know that’s my girl

@kurlsandklass

@chaliegal yoooooooo!!!!!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾

@x.mllm

FINALLY ❗️And i hope they do it right. I seen the documentary of her. So they better not try it

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