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A film studio bought the rights to the 2014 biography Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, about a Dallas gangster who went on to reinvent Las Vegas casinos.

Relativity, the company behind “The Fast and the Furious” and “The Fighter,” among many others, has acquired the rights to the book, according to Deadline. Relativity pegged Cliff Dorfman, the head writer for HBO’s “Entourage,” to adapt Dallas Morning News investigative reporter Doug J. Swanson’s book to a screenplay.

Binion, a lifelong racketeer who invented the World Series of Poker, had a West Dallas connection.