‘The Departed’ producer returns to Boston underworld again

December 16th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 16 (IANS) Producer Graham King was so intrigued by the murky story of crime lord James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, played by Jack Nicholson in his last film “The Departed”, that he is planning another film about Boston, Massachusetts’ deadly underworld.’Whitey’ Bulger, who ran the city’s Winter Hill Gang, disappeared in 1999.

Contactmusic.com reports that King has snapped up the life rights for Bulger’s former enforcer, hitman John Martorano who murdered 20 people over the space of a decade, before becoming an FBI informant. He served 14 years in prison and was released in 2007.

King said: “When I first met John, I was struck by his unyielding sense of loyalty to those close to him. John has had a complicated life and it will be a fascinating story to tell the world.”

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