According to several sources, Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order Criminal Intent - USA) and Paul Sorvino (Law & Order - NBC) have joined the cast of the film, “The Irishman” which got its inspiration from the book by Rick Porrell titled “To Kill The Irishman: The War That Crippled The Mafia.” The book was based on a story about a Cleveland, Ohio mobster named Danny Greene. Shooting is scheduled to begin in Detroit on May 19. (I think maybe Cleveland looks too nice now for a mob story to be credible?)
By the way, since I live in the Cleveland area, I can recall very clearly all the news stories of mob activity that went on here in the days of Danny Greene, and used to work within about a mile of the building where he was killed by a car bomb – in the “high rent” suburbs, no less. There were lots of mob bombings in the area in the late 1970s – many people do not realize what a hotbed of organized crime the area was in those days. It could make for an interesting movie.
For the latest information, check out my blog home page, These Are Their Stories, here.
Also, see my companion Law & Order site, All Things Law & Order.