Tessa Thompson Will Star as Luxury Jewel Thief Doris Payne in Upcoming Movie

Tessa Thompson

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Tessa Thompson is getting into the jewelry heist business.

The Thor: Ragnarok and Westworld star just signed on to play notorious jewelry thief, Doris Payne, in an upcoming and untitled film about her life, according to Variety.

The octogenarian gained notoriety for, entering jewelry stores from all around the world and stealing luxury items, all while using different aliases.

Codeblack Films recently obtained life rights to Payne’s story, according to the report.

As part of a plea deal stemming from one of her arrests, Payne is currently banned from all Atlanta-area malls, according to NBC News.

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A 2013 Netflix documentary called The Life and Times of Doris Payne detailed her extensive criminal career.

 

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