9:34am PT by Aaron Couch
Milo Gibson Playing Al Capone in 'In the Absence of Good Men' (Exclusive)
Al Capone is taking the streets of Chicago once again.
In the Absence of Good Men, a film set during the 1920s gangland wars in the city, has set a cast that includes Milo Gibson as the feared gangster, alongside Sean Faris, Jamie Lynn Sigler and Peter Facinelli.
The pic looks at the bloody wars between the Italian and Irish mobs as Capone and his right-hand man "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn (Faris) battle George "Bugs" Moran (Facinelli), culminating in the famous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. The real-life event took place on Feb. 14, 1929, and saw seven men die in a machine gun attack thought to be ordered by Capone.
Sigler is playing famous flapper dancer Lulu Rolfe, love interest to amateur boxer-turned-mobster McGurn, who is at the heart of the story. Gibson, who is the son of Mel Gibson, recently appeared in Hacksaw Ridge.
In the Absence of Good Men, which comes 30 years after Robert De Niro played Capone in the mobster classic The Untouchables, is currently in production.
Timothy Woodward Jr. is directing the film for his Status Media & Entertainment banner. Lauren de Normandie, James Cullen Bressack and Jarrett Furst are producing.
Facinelli is repped by Zero Gravity Management and Paradigm.