Stevenson, Walken, Kilmer Are “Irishman”

Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer have joined the mob drama “The Irishman” for Code Entertainment reports the trades.

The story is based on the life of mobster Danny Greene (Stevenson), a violent Irish-American gangster who competed with the Italian mob in 1970s Cleveland and ended up provoking a countrywide turf war that crippled the entire criminal underworld.

Walken will play infamous loan-sharking nightclub owner Shondor Birns, and Kilmer will portray a Cleveland cop who befriends Greene.

Jonathan Hensleigh (“The Punisher”) will direct from a screenplay he wrote. Filming is set to begin on May 19th in Detroit.

Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt and Eugene Musso are producing.