• MailChimp Widget


Peter Facinelli to produce film about Whitey Bulger

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
June 28th, 2011

Peter Facinelli will produce a film about Whitey Bulger

Well, I definitely didn’t see this one coming. Deadline Hollywood reports that Peter Facinelli will produce a film adaptation of the Edward MacKenzie- and Phyllis Karas-penned book Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer For Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob, which discusses the infamous mobster Whitey Bulger.

The film will account for Bulger’s rise in the Boston Irish Mob, as well as his famous disappearance, and will be told from the perspective of the aforementioned MacKenzie; MacKenzie was the enforcer mentioned in the book’s title, as well as being a drug dealer and boxer.

Facinelli, perhaps best known as THE TWILIGHT SAGA’s Dr. Carlisle Cullen, is relatively new to the producing scene: he has just two screen projects – both of which were officially released this year – listed as production credits, and only one of those is a motion picture. However, he and his production company, Facinelli Films, already have financial backing from Brookstreet Pictures.

Commenting Rules: Comments are intended to open up the discussion to our readers about the topics at hand, and as such should be offered with a positive and constructive attitude. If your comment is not relative to the above post or is disrespectful to the authors and readers, we reserve the right to delete it. Continued abuse of our good nature will result in banishment of the offender. Additionally, if you have any burning issues to point out to the GATW crew - typos, corrections, suggestions, or straight-up criticism - please email us instead of commenting here.

  • Recent Post