Is George Clooney coming to Coronado? Actor rumored to be working on 'Coronado High' movie
Film based on teen drug smugglers
Last Updated: 225 days ago
CORONADO, Calif. - One of Coronado's deep, dark scandals could soon be made into a Hollywood movie.
According to entertainment website TheWrap.com, Oscar-winning actor George Clooney is said to be interested in making a movie called "Coronado High," based on a the exploits of some Coronado High School students who started their own drug trade in the 1970s.
The film will be an adaptation of an upcoming article by Joshua Bearman.
The students, who called themselves the Coronado Company, smuggled small amounts of marijuana from Tijuana to Coronado on their surfboards.
"You know, go to Mexico, buy the drugs, strap them to a surfboard and paddle north into the ocean and then surf into the Silver Strand," said former U.S. Attorney Pete Nunez.
Nunez eventually prosecuted the Coronado Company after the group smuggled drugs from 1972 to 1981. The teens started innocently enough, according to Nunez.
"Small time, you know, a kilo or two or three," Nunez told 10News.
The group then went international, smuggling from Southeast Asia to Lebanon.
"Shipping motherships worth, tons, ton-quantities of drugs back to the United States," said Nunez.
The crew made hundreds of millions of dollars, and their exploits were featured on "60 Minutes."
In 1985, Nunez prosecuted more than 60 members of the Coronado Company and won. The story then ended..
Clooney is said to be teaming up with producer Grant Heslov for "Coronado High." They worked together on the Oscar-winning film "Argo."
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