James Mangold has been a rather hot commodity as a director after Logan raked in around $680 million at the box office and is now being pushed hard by Fox for awards consideration (certainly not without merit there).

Mangold's next project will be an adaptation of the life (so far) and infamy of heiress Patty Hearst (granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, ruthlessly satirized in Orson Welles's iconic 1941 Oscar-winner Citizen Kane) – itself taken from Jeffrey Toobin's novel "American Heiress."

For those of you who do not know the story of Patty Hearst, in 1974 the heiress was 19 and in college when she was kidnapped by a left-wing terrorist group in California called the Symbionese Liberation Army (read the group’s manifesto here). After being held by the group for 19 months, Hearst began exhibiting symptoms of what many psychologists thought was Stockholm Syndrome or sympathizing and identifying with her captors to the point that she actually picked up a gun and joined them in things like bank robberies (we have Patty Hearst doing this on tape).

See real video of a Patty Hearst bank robbery, courtesy of fbi.gov below:

Elle Fanning is reportedly in talks to play Patty Hearst. Larry Karaszewski & Scott Alexander wrote the as of now untitled film with Mangold.

Stay tuned to The 405 for more on this as we hear it.