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Writers Hired for Ridley Scott's 'Monopoly'

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Sep 06, 2011 | 2:32pm EDT

Screenwriters have been hired to pen the script for the upcoming Monopoly movie -- and they're actually good writers (well, except for Agent Cody Banks)!

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who have co-written highly regarded movies like Ed Wood and People vs. Larry Flynt, will somehow adapt one of the most famous board games for the big screen.

The project, to be co-produced by Ridley Scott, has been in the works for a very long time, continuing to trudge along after it was recently dropped by Universal.

It's far from the only board-game adaptation coming up: Clue and, yes, Ouija are both in the works, while Battleship, directed by Peter Berg, is already done and set for a summer 2012 release. Scroll down for its trailer!

Source: THR

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