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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jessica Biel And 'An Education' Director Attached To Mafia Flick, 'Mob Girl'

Jessica Biel at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009.Image via Wikipedia
Director Lone Scherfig caught our attention and won our hearts with last year's "An Education," so news that she might next be directing Jessica Biel in a film about a mob mistress certainly made us interested. According to Pajiba, Jessica is set to star and produce the upcoming "Mob Girl," and Lone is attached to direct it. The project is waiting for writers to pick up the script.
The plot follows the true story of Arlyne Brickman, who worked for (and was raped and abused by) the mafia for more than 30 years. She worked her way up from running errands and carrying packages to loansharking and drug dealing, but ended up becoming a government informant and witness who helped put away big time mob man Former Colombo Acting Boss  Anthony Scarpati. The film seems to be based on the Teresa Carpenter book of the same name.

We like the idea of Jessica as a manipulative badass, and it will be a bit of a different role to see her in compared to "Valentine's Day" and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry." While we don't expect her to be kicking ass and taking names like she did way back when in "Blade: Trinity," rest assured this is still going to be a pretty racy and tense film. Somehow we don't think Reverend Camden would approve.
It seems likely that production won't begin until after Lone finishes on her other project, "One Day," which stars another one of our favorite actresses: Anne Hathaway. That film is still in development and is based on the David Nicholls novel of the same name.


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