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Jason Priestly to produce drug smuggling drama

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According to Variety, Jason Priestley has optioned the movie rights to the recent Rolling Stone article “Death of a Freerider,” which recounts the story of a 22-year-old mountain biker who smuggled millions of dollars worth of marijuana across the U.S.-Canada border. Chad Oakes and Mike Frislev of Nomadic Pictures are also producing. Priestly has spent the last decade building his directing résumé with credits on Secret Life of the American Teenager and the CW’s rebooted 90210.