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      Movie rights for crack-smoking mayor book sold

      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.
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