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Goodlfellas co-writer Nicholas Pileggi is moving forward with a film based on the life of Lucky Luciano. The filmmaker will write and produce the film based on the bio The Last Testament of Lucky Luciano, which is said to be the definitive story of Luciano.
Writers Martin Gosch and Richard Hammer collaborated with Luciano on the book. Luciano was holding a copy of the manuscript when he died of a heart attack while meeting with Gosch and Hammer at a airport in Naples.
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- Philip Sticco
Exclusive: Producers Bob DeBrino (Find Me Guilty), Gray Fredrickson (The Godfather), Sally Lear and Goodfellas writer-producer Nicholas Pileggi are taking a shot at making the definitive film on mobster Lucky Luciano. They’ve optioned The Last Testament Of Lucky Luciano, a book by Martin Gosch and Richard Hammer that the producers feel is the only bio the Gotham gangster authorized and collaborated on with the writers. They interviewed Luciano while he lived in exile in Naples, Italy, and Luciano met with Gosch at Naples airport, where he was given the completed manuscript of his story. During their meeting Luciano died from an unexpected heart attack, clutching the story of his life in his hands. Members of the underworld and law enforcement question, “Was it a heart attack, or was he silenced before he could tell his story.”And what a story Luciano had to tell. Beyond his rise in organized crime, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
It was announced today that Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights in all media to the gritty thriller Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn (formally titled Goat) and will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In a separate deal, International rights have been acquired by Los Angeles-basedsales company, Recreation, helmed by founder and president Ariel Veneziano.
Produced by William DeMeo, Paul Borghese and newcomer Robyn K Bennett, written by DeMeo and Borghese who also directs the movie, Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn stars Golden Globe nominated and Emmy Award winning actor Armand Assante (American Gangster, HBO’s Gotti), Ice-t (New Jack City), Vincent Pastore (Goodfellas), Ja Rule (The Fast And The Furious), William DeMeo (The Sopranos), Cathy Moriaty (Raging Bull) and Paul Borghese (Transamerica).
The film tells the story of Bobby Baldano, who after serving several prison sentences, is finally out. Although desperate to honor his family who »
- Michelle McCue
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