Wednesday, March 9, 2011

[Video] New Mob Movie Makes A Hit In Lower East Side

NY1.com, 3.9.11

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The new mob movie "Kill The Irishman" recently premiered at the Landmark Sunshine Theatre on the Lower East Side. It is based on the true story of Danny Greene, supposedly the man the mob couldn't kill.

Greene is portrayed by actor Ray Stevenson.

"What we are telling is a guy who goes on his own personal journey and it's such a slice of American history. It's incredible, it's a piece of Americana," says Stevenson.

Vincent D'Onofrio plays the Italian-American who befriends the Irishman.

"It's a story that I really didn't know much about because I'm Italian. I didn't know about Danny Greene, this Irishman, and he was a very lucky guy," says D'Onofrio.

"Danny Greene himself was a Robin Hood character. I didn't have to romanticize him," says Jonathan Hensleigh, the film's director. "He actually did give 50 turkeys on Thanksgiving and Christmas to poor people and subsidized the education of orphans in East Cleveland. I mean, you just don't come across characters like that everyday."

Steve Schirripa plays against character and is the good guy.

"I don't play a mobster, I play a guy who owns a sanitation company who gets shaken down by the mob," says Schirripa.

There is no unanimous agreement among the actors on whether the Mafia even exists.

George Whipple: Is there a Mafia?

Tony Lo Bianco: What did you say?

Stevenson: Of course there isn't.

Schirripa: Oh, absolutely, absolutely! Otherwise this is all myths, like "Star Wars." Maybe it's like "Star Wars," it was made up? I don't know, R2-D2.

Christopher Walken, who is in the film, was walkin' but not talkin'.

Whipple: Why do you think it is that these mob movies never lose their appeal? Why do people love them?

Christopher Walken: I don't know.

"Kill The Irishman" will be in select theaters this weekend in the Big Apple, but the rest of the country is going to have to wait.




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1 comment:

Diane said...

Ah, moving, talking Vincent - HEAVEN :0)

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"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
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Directed by James Franco
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Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

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A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
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Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

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