Keitel To Play Gangster Meyer Lansky

Keitel To Play Gangster Meyer Lansky

Harvey Keitel will play infamous gangster Meyer Lansky, a contemporary of Bugsy Siegel, in an Eytan Rockaway-directed biopic for Voltage Pictures.

Currently untitled, Rockaway wrote the script from a story by Ido Fluk and Sharon Mashihi which was partly based on real interviews conducted of Lansky by Rockaway’s father, history professor Robert Rockaway.

The story follows an ageing Lansky living quietly in Miami Beach after being investigated and pursued for decades by the FBI. He enlists a young journalist named David Stone (Sam Worthington) to tell his story, but the Feds use the young man as a pawn to track the hundreds of millions the mobster is suspected of stashing.

Stone finds himself caught in the middle of a game of cat and mouse, uncovering the hidden truth about the life of the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate. Emory Cohen and Austin Stowell are also set to star while Alexandra Daddario and Tony Danza in talks to join.

Filming begins in August with Robert Ogden Barnum, Jeff Hoffman, Russell Geyser and Clay Pecorin producing.

Source: Variety