Kim Kardashian's Paris Heist Is To Be Turned In To A Movie
Three years ago, reality star was tied and robbed in fashion capital of the world, Paris while the robbers deprived her of her 9 million euros of jewellery
Three years ago, reality star Kim Kardashian was tied and robbed in fashion capital of the world, Paris. She was held at gun point in her Paris hotel room, tied with ropes in her bathtub, while the robbers deprived her of her 9 million euros of jewellery. She was shaken and terrified and went through therapy to overcome the post traumatic stress. Her heist is now being turned into a film.
Titled, Fashion Week, the film is said to 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 Thursday.
The American reality television star was threatened with a gun, gagged in the bathroom of a luxury hotel in Paris where she was staying during fashion week in October 2016. Eleven people have since been charged in connection with the robbery, the biggest heist of one individual in France in over 20 years.
Despite the wave of arrests of mostly well-known and ageing French career gangsters, only one piece of jewellery has been recovered. A total of €9 million worth of jewellery was taken. One of the team of five robbers who forced their way into Kardashian's apartment dropped a diamond-encrusted cross worth €30,000 while he was fleeing the scene on a bicycle. It was found by a passer-by a few hours later.
The suspected ringleader, 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. The huge gem was given to her by her husband, the rapper Kanye West. Ait Khedache said it was "too recognisable" and that he had given it to an unidentified third party.
The producers said the film has been "in development since the beginning of the year" and talks were going on with distributors. French police are still trying to track down the missing jewellery, and believe part of the loot was sold in Belgium. Last year Kardashian's insurance company launched a $6.1 million lawsuit in the US against her former bodyguard Pascal Duvier and the company he worked for, ProtectSecurity, for breach of contract.