Bowling, which is based on a true story, stars Kristen Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as a bored suburban housewife and her vlogger best friend, respectively. The two launch a massive counterfeit coupon program against giant corporations and end up robbing them of millions of dollars. Eventually the federal government gets involved, and by “federal” I mean: a loss prevention officer (Paul Walter Hauser) from a local supermarket chain and a US postal inspector (Vince Vaughn). It comes from the team of writers / directors Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly.
The marketers behind the film at STX Films are calling it a ‘pink collar crime’ and despite using the pun’s equivalent of a war crime, it sounds like fun.
Bowling opens in theaters September 10 and airs on Paramount + shortly thereafter.
If you’re curious, the film is based on a $ 40 million counterfeit coupon network orchestrated by three women that was dismantled in 2012 when police seized $ 2 million in assets from the three homes, including vehicles. valued at $ 240,000, 22 guns and a 40-foot Speedboat. Basically, they collected coupons offering high priced free items, counterfeited them, and sold them on sites like eBay. The leader of the operation was eventually arrested and pleaded guilty. She was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay up to $ 5 million in restitution.
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