Justin Lin will develop and direct a film based on Steve James’ “Abacus: Small Enough To Jail,” about how a Chinatown bank run by a Chinese immigrant family became the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis that crippled the global economy.
The documentary was released over the summer by PBS Distribution and was broadcast on FRONTLINE last night.
The documentary’s director, Steve James, will be an executive producer of the as yet untitled film.
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