Rob Lowe, Burt Reynolds and Ice-T starred in a low-budget movie called Crazy Six in 1997. The movie, which told the story of powerful mafia families vying for control of the arms trade, was written by Galen Yuen, who is the focus of a new original podcast series for Apple.
However, Yuen isn’t your traditional feature film writer.
The series – Magnificent Jerk – follows journalist Maya Lin Sugarman, formerly of The Washington Post, on a journey to discover who her uncle really was.
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Starting with a box of his forgotten screenplays, the series sees Lin Sugarman discovering that he was a member of a Chinese gang who went to jail before turning his life story into the Crazy Six screenplay (albeit with a few twists).
The series, which launches on September 18, comes from Pineapple Street Studios, the Audacy-owned company behind The Clearing and Heaven’s Gate.
Maya Lin Sugarman, James Kim, Max Linsky and Jenna Weiss Berman exec produce and Eric Mennel is senior producer for Pineapple Street.
It is Apple’s latest original podcast; the tech giant is behind series such as The Line, Wild Things: Siegfried & Roy, Project Unabom, Operation: Tradebom and Missed Fortune.
Listen to the trailer here.
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