Kim Kardashian’s Paris Robbery To Be Adapted Into Film, ‘Fashion Week’
In 2016, the media space went agog with news that reality TV star, Kim Kardashian was robbed in Paris of jewellery worth some nine million euros.
According to several reports, she was tied up, gagged in a bathroom and threatened with a gun at the luxury residence where she was staying during fashion week in October 2016.
According to producers, the film, “Fashion Week” will be adapted from a 130-page graphic novel that cult French writer and director Joann Sfar has written but which has yet to be published. The producers said the film, which will be co-written by “Moloch” screenwriter Marion Festraets, has been “in development since the beginning of the year” and talks were going on with distributors. Sfar admitted it was “liberally based on the raid on Kim Kardashian”. He added:
“It is going to be a popular comedy inspired by the real events… about the dying days of the patriarchy. The ‘Museum of the Man’, to put it briefly.”
Sfar is one of France’s best known comic and graphic novel authors, and also made “Gainsbourg”, the acclaimed 2010 biopic about the hard-living French singer and songwriter of “Je t’aime”. He said like the graphic novel, the film would be about “a group of old school crooks who eye up the jewellery of an influential celebrity and find themselves swept up in the whirlwind of the fashion world.”
It would be recalled that the robbery is considered the biggest heist of one individual in France in two decades. A total of nine million euros ($10.6 million) worth of jewellery was taken from Kardashian and eleven people have since been charged in connection with the robbery.
Till date, only one piece of jewellery has been recovered, a diamond-encrusted cross worth 30,000 euros. The suspected ringleader of the team of five, 61-year-old Aomar Ait Khedache, told investigators he had struggled to find a buyer for Kardashian’s 18.88-carat ring, which she had flaunted on Instagram.- ‘Old school crooks’ She was gifted the gem by her rapper husband, Kanye West. According to Ait Khedache, the was “too recognisable” and he had given it to an unidentified third party.
French police are still trying to track down the missing jewellery, and believe part of the loot was sold in Belgium.