Mobster Whitey Bulger, Who Was Nabbed Last Week After 16 Years on the Lam, to Be Brought to Big Screen by ‘Nurse Jackie’ Actor

Jun 29, 2011  •  Post A Comment

An actor known for his roles in the “Twilight Saga” and on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” is behind a project that aims to bring the Whitey Bulger story to the big screen, TheWrap.com reports.

Bulger, a mobster who was arrested last week in Santa Monica, Calif., by the FBI after 16 years on the run, is implicated in as many as 19 alleged murders, among numerous other charges. Peter Facinelli, who plays befuddled Dr. Cooper on "Nurse Jackie," has teamed with partner/producer Robert DeFranco for a big-screen version of the book "Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob," according to the report.

The picture will be made by Facinelli Films, owned by Facinelli and DeFranco.

Facinelli told TheWrap.com that the movie now has an ending with the capture of Bulger. He added, "We’d like to get it going as quickly as possible. We have a script and everything ready."

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