What turned out to be a sticky situation last year when Canadian police busted a major maple syrup heist now has Hollywood's attention and Sony pictures has scheduled Jason Segel to play the lead.

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You might remember Segel from the hit TV series How I Met Your Mother, and films such as The Muppets and Knocked Up. He'll be working with Chris Sheridan, one of the minds behind Family Guy who is set to provide the screenplay for Identity Thief director Seth Gordon.

Last September, police seized hundreds of barrels of maple syrup from an exporter in Kedgwick, New Brunswick that they said was connected to the heist.