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Al Capone Biopic 'Cicero' Lands at Warner Bros.

The screenplay comes from 'The Wild Bunch' writer Walon Green, who will delve into the origins of the notorious Chicago gangster.
Warner Bros. picks up Al Capone biopic Cicero
Warner Bros. picks up Al Capone biopic Cicero
Warner Bros. is picking up a new project that will tell the tale of notorious gangster Al Capone, according to Variety.

The script is entitled Cicero, from The Wild Bunch screenwriter Walon Green. The story will follow Al Capone's beginnings in Brooklyn, leading into his time spent as a notorious gang leader who ruled the streets of Chicago during the Prohibition Era. Though he ran speakeasys and casinos throughout the city, his home base was in the suburbs of Cicero, IL, where he overtook the city government in 1924. Walon Green's script was described as a throwback to 1930s gangster movies.

No director is attached to the project at this time. John Lesher will produce the film along with Adam Kassan and Leonard J. Ackerman executive producing. Leonard J. Ackerman was a producer on the 1959 movie Al Capone.


Sources: Variety

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Comments (5)

  1. Chris

    I'll watch it

    4 years agoby @unknown21Flag

  2. Diaigma

    It's about time! :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  3. Mario Gomes

    www.myalcaponemuseum.com

    4 years agoby @mario-gomesFlag

  4. Mario Gomes

    Warner Bros. and the screenplay writer are welcomed to peruse my site if they want an indepth view of Capone and Cicero.
    They will quickly see that the truth was just as exciting as any Hollywood fiction. Hopefully they will make a movie that is true to form vis a vis Al Capone. I would gladly help out.

    4 years agoby @mario-gomesFlag

  5. Dan

    Ah, so it will show how he was tutored by Johnny Torrio about how to use his brain, and how he was tutored by Frankie Yale, in the ways of being ruthless. Which will explain his genius. One of my favorite gangsters to have read about. Will be fun.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

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