Soderbergh & Falcone
Nov. 4, 2008
CHE scribe Peter Buchman will be re-teaming with Steven Soderbergh for yet another biopic titled MAKING JACK FALCONE. Buchman will write the script and Soderbergh will executive produce the story of Joaquin "Jack" Garcia, a Cuban-American FBI agent who successfully infiltrated the Gambino crime family under the pseudonym Jack Falcone and was on the brink of becoming a "made man" when the FBI decided they had enough evidence to starting arresting and convicting. Garcia was able to navigate several different identities among several different ethnicities so this should provide some good material for an actor looking for an Oscar nod. No word yet on when the film will get underway but since Soderbergh's plate is usually pretty full, it may not be for a while. The first in Soderbergh's two-part biopic of Ernest "Che" Guevara, GUERILLA, will be released January 9th of next year.
||Garcia's efforts led to the arrest and conviction of Greg DePalma, the Gambino family capo, along with several other high-ranking men within the family.