David O. Russell Keen On Buddy Cianci Biopic

Yet another project has emerged as a potential for “The Fighter” director David O. Russell to tackle as his next film.

Vulture reports that Russell is circling a biopic of Buddy Cianci, the former Providence mayor and convicted criminal who, despite going to jail for five years for racketeering, is considering a run for his old job in 2014.

The project has been in development for over a decade and producer Jane Rosenthal says she intends to adapt some of Cianci’s new book “Politics and Pasta” for the film.

However Russell has at almost a dozen other possible projects on his place including the “Uncharted” video game adaptation, a ‘Fighter’ sequel, a Russ Meyer biopic, a narrative adaptation of “Cocaine Cowboys”, a film adaptation of “The Silver Lining’s Playbook”, the Vince Vaughn drama “Old St. Louis”, the Will Smith-led contemporary Bible story “Joe” and more.