The producer behind Scorsese’s Oscar winning film (and our personal fave), The Departed, was so fascinated by the Boston mob, he’s bought the rights to make a film about the hit man John Martorano.
Martorano worked for mob boss “Whitey” Bulger (whom the Jack Nicholson character “Costello” was based on), before becoming an FBI informant.
According to IMDb, Graham King, producer of The Departed, was so intrigued when he met Martorano, that he felt a story had to be made out of his life.
Hey, anything to do with The Departed has our attention. We’d watch it!