Thursday, September 20, 2018 | ePaper
Tessa Thompson to star as notorious jewellery thief Doris Payne
Tessa Thompson has been chosen to essay the role of notorious jewellery thief-Doris Payne.
The source revealed the news that was later substantiated by the 'Thor: Ragnarok' actor herself. The 34-year-old actress took to Twitter to express her excitement, "After chasing Doris and her story for years- and then keeping this secret for awhile- I'm screaming that this dream is coming true. She is a deeply fascinating woman. So pleased to bring this story to the screen with CodeBlack & Lionsgate. Beyond grateful".
Thompson will portray the character of Payne, a woman who gained notoriety for her jewel heists across the world. Payne, now 87 in age, would pose as a well-to-do high-bred woman and steal jewellery pieces from stores using her charm.