Film rights for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford book sold

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Associated Press

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 10 at 12:04 PM

TORONTO (AP) — The antics of embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford could soon be coming to a TV or movie screen.

Toronto-based indie film and TV production company Blue Ice Pictures said Monday it has acquired the film and television rights to the new book "Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story."

Published by Penguin Canada, it's written by Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle, one of three journalists who viewed a video that appeared to show Ford smoking crack cocaine.

Ford last year made international headlines for admitted to having smoked crack while in a drunken stupor and also threatening "murder" in a viral video. He still draws attention for erratic behavior, but has resisted pressure to step down and is seeking re-election.

Ford's bizarre behavior made him a favorite of late-night comedians.

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