Twilight Star Producing Whitey Bulger Crime Pic
Notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, who partially influenced Jack Nicholson's character in The Departed, will get his first post-arrest big screen close-up courtesy of Twilight star Peter Facinelli. The actor is producing an adaptation of Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob, written by former kickboxing champ and Bulger enforcer Edward MacKenzie, AKA Eddie Mac.
No word yet on casting, but Facinelli's previous feature producing credit came in a film he also starred in and co-wrote (Loosies). Could Facinelli (Can't Hardly Wait, The Twilight Saga, Nurse Jackie) cast himself as ex-thug MacKenzie?