AFM: Mob Thriller 'The Wannabe' Rounds Out Cast Ahead of Start of Production

11:46 AM PST 10/22/2013 by Rebecca Ford
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From left: Vincenzo Amato, Neal Huff, David Zayas

Martin Scorsese and Dean Devlin are executive producing the pic.

Mob thriller The Wannabe has rounded out its cast ahead of the start of filming, adding Vincenzo Amato (Golden Door), David Zayas (Dexter), Neal Huff (Moonrise Kingdom), Mike Starr (Goodfellas) and Slaine (The Town).

The film, which will beginning shooting Oct. 28 in Brooklyn, stars Patricia Arquette, Vincent Piazza and Michael Imperioli and will be directed by Nick Sandow, who also wrote the script. Martin Scorsese and Dean Devlin are executive producing.

The film is set in New York City in the early '90s and follows a man obsessed with mob culture (Piazza) who attempts to fix the jury in the trial of John Gotti. But his plans are foiled, so he sets off with Rose (Arquette), a neighborhood fixture, on a ride worthy of mob lore.

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Lizzie Nastro and Michael Gasparro are producing. Electric Entertainment is fully financing the project and executive producing and distributing the picture along with Traction Media. Electric will be selling the title at the upcoming American Film Market.  

Amato's previous film work includes Did You Hear About the Morgans? and Girl on a Bicycle. He's repped by Perennial Entertainment.

Zayas, who starred on Showtime's Dexter, recently signed on to Sony's new Annie film. He's repped by Innovative Artists, ATA Management and Schreck Rose.

Huff's previous work includes Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and Jack and Diane. He's repped by CornerStone Talent Agency and Koopman Management.

Starr appeared in Goodfellas and 2011's Kill the Irishman. He's repped by Innovative Artists and Wright Entertainment.

Slaine's previous work includes The Town and Killing Them Softly. He's repped by ICM Partners and Regime.

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