In May 2009, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow released his autobiography Check-Raising the Devil, a book that has it all: drugs, sex, partying, jail, suicidal depression, bipolar bouts and world champion poker. From the beginning the plan was to make a weekly TV-series of Check-Raising the Devil, but now it seems like it will be made into a movie instead!
The fact is that the production company 1984 Professional Defence Contractors (The Grey with Liam Neeson, Killing Them Softly with Brad Pit, etc.) already has started working on the photoplay of his book! It will be produced by Adi Shakar, Spencer Silna and David Islan, and apparently they have had talks with potential actors for the movie. According to a Swedish poker site, Mike Matusow said in an interview at the 2014 WSOP that Nicolas Cage is interested in the role as him!