'The Wire's' Domenick Lombardozzi Joins John Slattery's Drama 'God's Pocket'

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The movie, which marks the feature directorial debut of the "Mad Men" actor, also stars Christina Hendricks, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins and John Turturro.

Character actor Domenick Lombardozzi (The Wire) has been cast in a supporting role in the movie God’s Pocket, which is the feature directing debut of Mad Men’s John Slattery, who is also a producer on the project.

God's Pocket, an adaptation of a novel by Pete Dexter (The Paperboy, Paris Trout), is set in a gritty blue-collar neighborhood in south Philadelphia. After a man is killed in a suspicious construction accident, his stepfather wants to bury the story with the body. However, a local reporter starts poking around for a story, and the situation goes from bad to worse.

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Lombardozzi, a native New Yorker best known for his role as Baltimore police sergeant Thomas “Herc” Hauk in The Wire, will try on a Philly accent for the role of gangster Sal Cappi, a killer whose ruthlessness stands out even in a neighborhood accustomed to violence.

God’s Pocket also stars Slattery’s fellow Mad Men star Christina Hendricks along with Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins and John Turturro.  

Lombardozzi is also seen in the fourth season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire in the role of Ralph Capone, brother of gangster Al Capone. He will next appear in the features Blood Ties and Luc Besson's The Family.

Lombardozzi is represented by the Gersh Agency and Leverage Management.