Dash Pictures produces “King of All Cons” with Matthew Lorenzo and Skye; The special documentary will describe the abuses of a fraudster who defrauded bankers and a former England football coach

Dash Pictures produces “King of All Cons” with Matthew Lorenzo and Skye;  The special documentary will describe the abuses of a fraudster who defrauded bankers and a former England football coach

private: The extraordinary adventures of convicted fraudster Russell King will be told The king of all negatives (WT) is a specification sheet that has just entered production. Emmy-nominated Dash Pictures is producing the film in association with Sky in the UK and independent Matthew Lorenzo Productions, founded by former Sky Sports presenter Lorenzo.

Among those cheated by King was Sven-Goran Eriksson, the former England national football manager, as part of the infamous plot to buy Notts County, the oldest football club in the world. The film will use a mix of archival footage and interviews with key players in the story, including Erickson, who announced his cancer diagnosis in January. Former England football star Sol Campbell also appears.

King's other sordid exploits include brokering a deal to extract all of North Korea's mineral reserves. The film's events take place between Bahrain, North Korea, the luxurious Dorchester Hotel in London, the financial district in England, and the humble county seat of Notts, Meadow Lane.

A well-known face to UK sports fans as a former Sky Sports presenter, Lorenzo has a personal connection with UK sports fans. The king of all negatives The reason for the story is that a scammer once hired him to do his PR work.

Lorenzo and Dash's production company have worked together on the following projects: Hirst: The only one The film revolves around World Cup-winning English football captain Geoff Hurst, who also plays for Sky. “We work well together and have the right skills to make the most of a great story: bringing out the drama and emotion and giving a voice to some of King's victims,” he said.

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Dash founder Daniel Sharp executive produces. “Leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Russell King delivered one hit after another, each more spectacular than the last,” he said. “This is documentary gold – funny, shocking, sometimes terrifying, but always entertaining, and underpinned by a consistent lack of malice and empathy.”

The film will premiere on Sky Documentaries in the UK and the streaming service Sky NOW. Jack Oliver, head of co-productions for the pay-TV giant, said the extraordinary story of King's activities “appears at first glance to be a work of fiction”. “But it happened, and Matt was there as the events unfolded… We can't wait to see this complex character documentary come to life.”

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