Craig Glazer’s ‘King of Sting’ True Crime Story Lands Heavy Hitter Screen Scribe

Make way for the haters…

It’s like clockwork; write something, anything online about Stanford & Sons comedy club kingpin Craig Glazer and out come the boo-birds – the, uh, anonymous boo-birds. This news ought to really rile ’em.

It comes via today’s Hollywood Reporter.

“Veteran scribe Dan Gordon has been anointed to pen ‘The King of Sting,’ ” the Reporterreports. “The writer behind ‘The Hurricane’ and ‘Wyatt Earp’ has signed to write the screenplay for the drama about the life of con man Craig Glazer.

“Based on Glazer’s eponymous book, the project tells of the author’s 20-year exploits canvassing the country posing as an undercover narcotics agent and pocketing money from stings. Glazer and a partner were so adept at conning victims that the Kansas City Police Department hired them to conduct real stings.”

The man behind Glazer’s quest for a movie deal: Eric Eisner, son of former Walt Disney honcho (and Star owner) Michael Eisner.

“In addition to his screenwriting credits, Gordon penned the current Broadway hit ‘Irena’s Vow,’ the Tovah Feldshuhstarrer about a Polish Catholic nurse who hid Jews during World War II,” the Reporter continues.
“He also has written drafts of the upcoming Universal mobster tale ‘Mafia Cop’ and MGM hit man remake ‘The Mechanic.’ “

Glazer’s take on the screenwriting coup?

“I think that by Eric hiring a writer of Gordon’s stature, it says to Hollywood that he’s serious about making a high caliber movie,” Glazer says. “And to get the quality director and actors he wants, you need to have a great screenplay. Because you can have a great book, but if the screenplay isn’t well-written you have a problem.”

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25 Responses to Craig Glazer’s ‘King of Sting’ True Crime Story Lands Heavy Hitter Screen Scribe

  1. Anonymous says:

    rick
    Yes Craig is a con man. I would be interested in seeing the life story of a true mob boss in Michael Franzese.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Beth Clark
    I read the book…it was great. I am glad that they hired a top notch writer. I can tell from reading the book it is a true story and people should give credit were credit is due. I feel Mr Glazer is going to go down in history as the most interesting and famous outlaw of our time. Some of the people who try and throw stones at him likely don’t even know him and haven’t read the book. So for those of you haters….you might try cracking that book open…obviously some pretty important people think alot of it. Craig Glazer is a modern day Butch Cassidy. I also like listening to Craig on the radio he is quite entertaining. Good Luck!

  3. Anonymous says:

    rick
    When someone says something like “Mr Glazer is going to go down in history as the most interesting and famous outlaw of our time.” You lose all credibility. Heck Craig would not even make the most famous conman of the last week….see Bernie Madoff.

  4. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    Benny would be proud of him.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Jack Hanrahan
    Craig, very cool for you…!! Glad it’s happening.. you deserve it.
    Yes, Benny would be very proud for you…

    See you out some evening… I’m buying.

    Best, Jack Hanrahan

  6. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Thanks Jack, give me a hollar or come by Stanfords sometime….love to catch up..

  7. Anonymous says:

    Kevin Sampson
    I must admit that I was skeptical at first, but this book is nothing short of outstanding! When you hear crazy things about Mr. Glazer in the media all the time, you want to hate the guy. But one of two things is happening. Either the stories are true, or people are jealous of Craig. Now that I have read the book, I am convinced that it is the latter. Take this rick guy for instance. The only thing he will ever be famous for is being envious of a Craig Glazer. He probably hasn’t even read “The King Of Sting”. People from Kansas City should be happy that a local person is having success on a national level. And don’t have an opinion on something unless you know a little something about it. This book got great reviews and it’s easy to see why once you’ve read it.

  8. Anonymous says:

    mermaid
    This is really coming out spot on. Craig Glazer is a very nice person. He is a hard worker and has worked for every dime he has. He helps others and takes good care of the people who work for him. Craig has lived a crazy life and a lot of men are jealous of him for good reason. I hope this movie becomes a true success because no one deserves it more than Craig! “The King Of Sting” is a fantastic entertaining read and I imagine will be just as fun on screen! I can’t wait for this movie!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    rick
    In general I don’t take the bait. But I’ll make an acceptation this time. Plus this gives me a chance to put a plug in for a local legend.

    Kevin, the book that I was a part of is in a sports hall of fame. Now granted it’s the professional wrestling hall of fame. In fact you can go up to Waterloo Iowa for Hall of Fame ceremonies and I’ll autograph the book for you. It’s July 10th and 11th at the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum. Long time wrestling announcer and former Liberty Missouri mayor Bill Kersten will be honored. In fact Hearne has been a wrestling supporter so surprised he hasn’t mentioned it yet.

    My guess is the words Craig Glazer and hall of fame will never be mentioned in the same sentence. But I could be wrong. Maybe they’ll make a comedy club hall of fame and he would certainly be considered.

    I have no issues with Craig in regards to jealousy. I think the word would be self absorbed. But one could also put a positive spin and just say he’s a self promoter. But we’re different. I’ve posted on this site many times now and never have felt a need to let people know how “famous” I am. That’s why this is the first time you’ve ever heard of “my” book. Where Craig is relentless in his self promotion.

    And if I had a rivalry with anyone it wouldn’t be Craig. It would be Missy Etheridge as I tell people I’m the most famous person to come out of Leavenworth Kansas not her ha ha.

    Finally Kevin I encourage you to take your own advice. “Don’t have an opinion on something unless you know a little something about it.” You don’t know me. But in the future you can refer to me as the guy that is more famous then Craig…..I just don’t have to hit you over the head daily to remind you of it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    mermaid
    Rick you are a complete idiot. After reading several of your blogs on this site I have come to the conclusion that you are completely obsessed with “trying to be cooler than Craig Glazer”! What is wrong with you? Obviously you have absolutely nothing better to do than blog about Craig every day. I have come to the conclusion that you are a complete wannabe with NOTHING to do. I don’t know who you are but I am so sick of reading your comments. Why don’t you say something intelligent for a change instead of always harping on Craig! Get a life “RICK”!

  11. Anonymous says:

    rick
    Man, I hate it when my ex wife stalks me.

  12. Anonymous says:

    rick
    One thing I have no doubt about. Craig has wayyyyy more money then me. Is their any such thing as an incomplete idiot?

  13. Anonymous says:

    mermaid
    Hey Rick I’m not your ex-wife. I am just a person who likes reading KC Confidential and sometimes I comment on the blogs. I have no idea who you are. You just seem really weird and creepy the way you are constantly talking about Craig. No one wants to read blogs with personal issues with someone else. Just comment on the topic and keep it smart. By the way I can see why she’s your ex-wife!

  14. Anonymous says:

    rick
    You’ve called me weird, creepy, and made other disparaging remarks(Great you’ve gone from being obsessed with Craig to now me…how about a hobby like knitting) Yet you don’t want to read blogs about personal issues. Ahh…apparently you do. You are entitled to your opinion but if you really read the blogs you would realize Craig talks about Craig.

  15. Anonymous says:

    dimebag
    Jack Hanrahan buying? That’s gotta be one of the signs of the Apocalypse. Watch YOUR wallet Mr. Glazer.

  16. Anonymous says:

    the last word
    mermaid is crazy

  17. Anonymous says:

    the last word
    Mermaid I decided to read the various comments of Ric and Craig to see if you are corect. I am new to this site. What I found about Rick was that he would comment on sports, religion, movies, laugh at others and poke fun of himself.

    With Craig every topic tunred into himself. When he talked about Frank Boal’s retirment it turned into all the times he appeared on his show. When he talked about movies he would give his movie resume and talk about his movie. When he talked about entertainment it would turn into who was playing at his club.

    Mermaid you are the idiot for two reasons. One you get upset at Rick for commenting about Craig. HEY, did you not notice the blog is about Craig and his movie!!!!! What a dip s**t you are. Two you state in your support of Craig that you have read his book and also mention that he is a hard worker. YOU READ HIS BOOK? I don’t think so. If you had you would of known the book was about him conning people. Good guys, bad guys, and guys in between. He wasn’t out busting his rear making a living like a HARD WORKER would do. Craig works hard at promoting himself. And I have a begrudging respect for that. But I don’t respect idiots which you clearly are. I also beleive that you are a bar wrench that most likely works for Craig.

    But since you believe Craig is a hard worker here are five other things you believe.
    1-Those white kids belong to Michael.
    2-Michael never had plastic surgery and his face just grew and matured.
    3-The tooth fairy.
    4-OJ was innocent.
    5-That men find you desireable.

    And as far as Rick and his ex wife. He at least had one. My guess is other then kissing Craig’s butt you have never known a man.

    So mermaid will you admit you work for Craig, we all already know? Also you are the one that needs some intelligence when writing instead of just sucking up. Please tip your waitress.

    THE LAST WORD

  18. Anonymous says:

    rick
    Head of nail meet hammer.

    Thanks for the kind comments Last Word. Great moniker by the way. If you ever decide to retire it let me know.

    I, like you, saw many of the same contradictions. Craig has worked for every dime…yet he was conning people out of dimes. No one wants to read blogs with personal issues but then she personal attacks me. Keep it smart but then dumb things are said. Just comment on the topic yet Craig and his movie was the topic. I was just thinking split personality. But hey we’re dealing with someone that calls themselves mermaid so why expect logic.

    In her defense I’m not divorced or married. That was just me cracking back. But I think that is also a good point. Anyone can say/write anything. On a blog, in a newspaper, and yes in a book. Look at how many books that Oprah has supported in her book club only to find out the book was false. It always amazes me when people follow things so blindly and believe everything they read.

    Maybe Mermaid will go back out to sea and find a perch to wait breathlessly for Craig’s movie because “she just can’t wait.”

    Wishing I had the last word.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Jack Hanrahan
    Dimebag, I’ll enjoy buying you a ethyl glycol “shot” any nite out….name the place…!

    Cristel for Craig and me…

    Best to you….! Jack

    Cheers, Jack

  20. Anonymous says:

    tommy
    I think “CRAIG GLAZER” is an asshole and a druggie i don’t see why barbie likes him… She should snatch that velcro wigg off his head one day!!!!!!! lmao I would never support his JEW FUCK ass go to hell !!

  21. Kyle Crossley says:

    what up
    What up Craig Its Kyle your cuzz These people calling u a peice OF CRAP SUCK DUDE I am a Jew and would love the cash just like they

  22. Kyle Crossley says:

    what up
    What up Craig Its Kyle your cuzz These people calling u a peice OF CRAP SUCK DUDE I am a Jew and would love the cash just like they

  23. Kyle Crossley says:

    what up
    What up Craig Its Kyle your cuzz These people calling u a peice OF CRAP SUCK DUDE I am a Jew and would love the cash just like they

  24. Kyle Crossley says:

    what up
    What up Craig Its Kyle your cuzz These people calling u a peice OF CRAP SUCK DUDE I am a Jew and would love the cash just like they

  25. Kyle Crossley says:

    what up
    What up Craig Its Kyle your cuzz These people calling u a peice OF CRAP SUCK DUDE I am a Jew and would love the cash just like they

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