Author Chuck Hogan has signed to pen a script for an untitled Boston crime drama about the Winter Hill Gang for GK Films reports Deadline.
The story will chronicle the reign of the notorious gang run by James “Whitey” Bulger and the ensuing court case which exposed corruption between the mob and the Boston FBI. John Martorano, the gang’s main enforcer, served as the government’s main witness and will be a major character in the film.
Hogan penned the novel Prince of Thieves, which was adapted into the recent acclaimed hit “The Town”, and co-wrote the vampire novel trilogy that began with “The Strain” and was co-authored by Guillermo del Toro. Graham King and Tim Headington will produce the new film.