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'Departed' scribe William Monahan to direct Myles Connor story

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Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) will direct a film adaptation of the forthcoming Myles Connor memoir The Art of the Heist: Confessions of a Master Thief, Rock-and-Roller and Prodigal Son, Variety reports. The book, to be published in April, details Connor’s life as a musician and as a criminal implicated in museum robberies. Monahan will make his directorial debut guiding Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell through an adaptation of Ken Bruen’s London Boulevard, as previously reported.