Roben Farzad's "Hotel Scarface" Acquired for Television Series



Roben Farzad, the Richmond-based author, producer and host of NPR One's "Full Disclosure," has sold the rights to his new book, "Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami."

As reported by Deadline, Stone Village Television has picked up TV and film rights to the book, which Style wrote about in this recent feature by Kate Andrews, and plans to create a limited series. Farzad will executive produce with Stone Village’s Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell.

The book is centered around the Mutiny at Sailboat Bay, an infamous hotel and club in Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood. When the New York Times asked Farzad to persuade someone to read "Hotel Scarface" in 50 words or less, he responded: "The Mutiny was where the Cold War crashed into reefer madness and the cocaine wars. To this day, I can’t tell you if it was operated as a front company for the C.I.A. How many places do you find where all of those things happened?"

According to its website, past work by Stone Village Television includes the syndicated NBC series “Las Vegas” with James Caan and Josh Duhamel and the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning HBO miniseries “Empire Falls” which starred Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Helen Hunt, Joanne Woodward and Robin Wright.

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