George Gallo, Nick Vallelonga Group on Prime-Finish ‘Gambino’ Movie Produced by way of Julius Nasso (EXCLUSIVE)

Veteran Hollywood multi-hyphenate George Gallo (“Dangerous Boys,” “The Comeback Path”) is hooked up to direct “Gambino,” a high-end biopic about arranged crime boss Carlo Gambino that Gallo is co-writing with two-time Oscar winner Nick Vallelonga (“Inexperienced E book”).

The formidable undertaking, introduced in Cannes, is being lead produced by way of Julius R. Nasso, additionally a Hollywood veteran, best possible identified for his manufacturing partnership with Steven Seagal that went bitter. Nasso extra not too long ago shepherded “Narc,” and is among manufacturers of Susanne Rostock’s Harry Belafonte document “Sing Your Music.” 

Nasso has bought rights to the radical “Gambino: The Upward thrust” by way of Pierre James which delves into the U.S. tale of Cosa Nostra ranging from its roots in Italy and the function performed by way of Carlo Gambino, who was once its boss from 1957 till his loss of life in 1976 of herbal reasons in his Massapequa, Lengthy Island, house.

“I’ve identified this tale all my existence,” Gallo instructed Selection, talking from Los Angeles.

Gallo added that Gambino’s international could be very other from that of “The Sopranos,” noting that Carlo Gambino got here from an informed background and was once a quiet, cushy‐spoken guy with a courtly way.

“He was once a businessman in a darker universe,” Gallo mentioned. “An amazing Machiavellian money-maker; that’s why he were given to the highest and stayed there for many years.”

The “Gambino” movie can be “a story of cash and gear as the arena modified round him,” and likewise, after all, of betrayals and violence. “However there gained’t be a large number of other folks getting whacked,” the director went on to indicate.

Gallo additionally famous that he’s been buddies for many years with Vallelonga and Nasso. Nasso in flip has been friends for ages with U.S.-based Italian singer/songwriter and track manufacturer Tony Renis, who could also be amongst manufacturers of the “Gambino” movie. Renis could also be set to play Gambino as an previous guy and is in control of the movie’s track ranking.

Vallelonga, talking in Cannes, famous that the means he and Gallo are taking is: “This isn’t only a mob film. We’ve noticed a large number of that. That is Shakespearean; it’s on that degree. We need to lift the fabric, and that’s what we’re going to opt for.”

“Bring to mind ‘As soon as Upon a Time in The united states,’ mentioned Nasso who began out within the movie trade as an assistant to Sergio Leone. “The ebook begins from when Gambino was once a tender boy, so there can be 3 characters enjoying the only [titular] function,” he added.

Nasso mentioned he’s wanting to begin pre-production on “Gambino” in Italy in January. The plan is for cameras to start out rolling no later than July 15, 2023. The manufacturer intends to reconstruct New York between the Fifties and the 70s at Rome’s Cinecittà Studios and shoot all of the movie in Italy.

Nasso and his staff have additionally been scouting places in Italy’s southern Calabria, Puglia, and  Campania areas.

Casting, for which Nasso mentioned he is looking for A-list Hollywood skill, will get started as quickly because the screenplay is able. In the meantime he’s recruiting the movie’s below-the-line team in Italy and is in talks with triple-Oscar winner Dante Ferretti who’s founded at Cinecittà, to come back on board because the movie’s manufacturing dressmaker he mentioned.

“Gambino” is being produced by way of Julius R. Nasso, Tony Renis, China Bridge Capital founder and CEO Edward Zeng, and Santo Versace, who’s an investor, and president of, Italy’s Minerva Footage.

Minerva leader Gianluca Curti will function government manufacturer, as will Helena Zeng.

The movie is being produced by way of Nasso Manufacturing, which is as Nasso-Zeng corporate. Pic is absolutely financed by way of Edward Zeng and previous Credit score Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam, who had been each provide on the movie’s Cannes announcement.

Minerva Footage can be dealing with world gross sales, except U.S., on “Gambino.”

(Pictured above from left: Tony Renis; Nick Vallelonga; Julius R. Nasso in Cannes)


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