Could George Clooney Film in Coronado? - NBC 7 San Diego

Could George Clooney Film in Coronado?

Rumor has it Clooney is working with a script writer on a Crown Town tale



    Multiple entertainment websites are reporting George Clooney is very interested in a storyline that happened in Coronado. (Published Monday, April 29, 2013)

    Multiple entertainment websites are reporting George Clooney is very interested in a story line that allegedly happened in Coronado nearly 40 years ago.

    In the 1970s, a Coronado High School Spanish teacher acted as a translator for his students in a small marijuana deal which turned them into drug lords.

    “You know it's like Coronado's dirty little secret,” said Joe Ditler, who many consider to be the city’s historian. "It’s far from a good clean American novel. It's about a bunch of kids taking shortcuts and getting caught.”

    Ditler knows the infamous story behind the Coronado Company, which was a multi-million dollar marijuana smuggling ring started by a former Coronado High School teacher and his students.
    For ten years Ditler has been working on a book about it and now it's rumored to be the story line of a movie George Clooney interested in.

    But it’s something people here would rather not expose in the quiet city of Coronado.

    “More than these kids. More than the fact that it was a school teacher that led them through this I think it’s that fact that Coronado was involved,” said Ditler.

    And though no one really wants to talk about it, if anyone could air Coronado's secrets, they say it would be Clooney.

    “I just want to tell Mr. Clooney: If you're going to do this movie. I think you probably want to give us a call and talk to us about it,” said Ditler.

    But the executive director of Coronado's Historical Association said they had no information on this even happened.

    So to know the story, you might just have to wait for the movie.

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