Antoine Fuqua Plans Scarpa Biopic

Director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “King Arthur”), currently in Park City for the Sundance premiere of his cop thriller “Brooklyn’s Finest”, tells Coming Soon he wants to stay in New York for his next project.

“It’s called ‘Scarpa’ with Morgan Creek, and it’s New York again, Brooklyn, FBI, Italian gangsters, it takes place from the ’60s to the ’90s, and we’re talking to Sean Penn” says Fuqua about the biopic of Gregory Scarpa Sr..

Scarpa was the chief enforcer for the Colombo crime family and an FBI informant for over thirty years. He also earned the nickname “The Grim Reaper”.

Much like ‘Finest’, the film could be produced outside the studio system – “I still want to do it for under a certain amount of money – I would just love to stay under $30, under $25 (million), I’d love to try and have my independence that way.”

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