Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B, is developing an hour-long drama for HBO inspired by a New Yorker article. Paper is based on Jake Halpern's 2010 article "Pay Up," about a small-time debt collector in Buffalo. Variety reports that the lead character is "a notorious ex-gangster," but in the New Yorker piece, Jimmy's just a former cocaine dealer, not an infamous criminal. Well, HBO does love its gangsters ...
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