Movie rights for crack-smoking mayor book sold

Movie rights for crack-smoking mayor book sold
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sits in the council chamber as Councillors look to pass motions to limit his powers in Toronto on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.
TORONTO (AP) - The antics of embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford could soon be coming to a TV or movie screen.

Toronto-based indie film and TV production company Blue Ice Pictures said Monday it has acquired the film and television rights to the new book "Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story."

Published by Penguin Canada, it's written by Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle, one of three journalists who viewed a video that appeared to show Ford smoking crack cocaine.

Ford last year made international headlines for admitted to having smoked crack while in a drunken stupor and also threatening "murder" in a viral video. He still draws attention for erratic behavior, but has resisted pressure to step down and is seeking re-election.

Ford's bizarre behavior made him a favorite of late-night comedians.