Oliver Platt will play corrupt Mayor Buddy Cianci in a movie adaptation of a ProJo reporter’s book on the ex Providence leader.
That’s according to a story from The Providence Journal.
A guy named Michael Corrente (a Rhode Island native) is directing. He’s made a bunch of under-achieving gritty “Mean Streets” inspired dramas such as “Federal Hill,” “American Buffalo” and “Brooklyn Rules.”
He also directed a few episodes of Showtime’s “Brotherhood,” which is the poor man’s “Wire.”
Corrente may have his best shot at a good movie this time, however, as “Glengarry Glen Ross” playwright David Mamet is writing the script. Mamet’s previous screenplay credits include “The Untouchables” and “The Edge.”
In other movie news, I’m writing a script about former Gov. John Rowland — from the point of view of a newbie reporter who had absolutely nothing to do with the story except for being forced to do “man on the street” reaction pieces every time a new chapter in the Rowland saga broke.
The young reporter will be played by Sage Stallone.