Lone Scherfig, the Danish director of Oscar-nominated An Education, is going to direct Mob Girl, based on the book of the same name by Teresa Carpenter.
We had a chance to hear the rumor – the possible cast solution for this upcoming movie is young actress Jessica Biel!
Probably the best way to start this report is official synopsis of the book: “From an early age, Arlyn Brickman associated with petty and some not so petty racketeering figures, starting with her grandmother and father.
Intoxicated by the glamour and flash, she made herself “indispensable” to wiseguys by running errands, carrying packages, or offering her home as a meeting place or safe haven-not to mention the dozens of mob figures with whom she slept. Before long, she vaulted from an adjunct role into the thick of bookmaking, loansharking, and drug dealing.
Over a 30-year career, she had eight abortions and endured beatings, humiliations, and a brutal rape, eventually becoming a government informant and witness.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carpenter has done a superb rendering of Brickman’s story. She goes far beyond naming names and retelling events as she digs into Brickman’s underlying motivations and vividly re-creates Brickman’s exhilaration over her triumphs and pain over her defeats in her pursuit of the mob girl lifestyle.”
So as you see, this is very hard and intense story, just kind of story that Scherfig always wanted to do. If you remember, this director expressed a desire to break into action by doing a gangster movie saying:
“Exploring the criminal mind is truly interesting and something I haven’t done, so I’m interested in someone more violent and more flawed.”
So, Jessica Biel is in the frame to star in a new movie about a mob mistress, and that’s not the only thing! Although we know that this one is still in the early stages, and that the project doesn’t even have a writer yet, according to reports Biel would also be a producer on Mob Girl!
Does this mean that Biel actually wants to show she’s more than just a pretty face, or is this the perfect role for actress that we all remember from movies like Valentine’s Day or Easy Virtue. Well, think about that, guys…
We know that Scherfig is already planning to direct Anne Hathaway in the romantic comedy One Day, so it might be a while before we see Mob Girl makes it to the screen, but we’re definitely interesting in this kind of stories, so we’re hoping to hear more information as soon as possible.
That’s why you should stay tuned.