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David O. Russell to helm Buddy Cianci biopic

Joshua Brunsting

April 17th, 2012

Not one to be shy about attaching himself to as many features as he can, David O. Russell has finally made a choice as to what will be his next true project.

24 Frames reports that Russell is officially attached to direct the long talked about biopic of former Providence, Rhode Island, Mayor Buddy Cianci.  Based on the book Politics And Pasta, the film will look at Cianci’s twenty year run as the Mayor of Providence. Cianci's story has him playing like a real life Harvey Dent, ending with a five year stint in the clink for racketeering.  This film is easily one of the more intriguing biopics around, and with Russell’s involvement, just got all the more interesting.

While we have no idea when this film will shoot, or if it will ever given Russell’s busy slate, this is definitely a project to keep an eye on.  I am a huge fan of Russell as a filmmaker and he has yet to make a poor film, so with an interesting premise like this, it doesn’t seem like he’ll be starting anytime soon.

Source 24 Frames

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