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Jose Padilha Eyes The Brotherhood

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
April 10, 2013


Although his RoboCop is still nearly a year away, director Jose Padilha appears to have his sights set on his next project. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the Elite Squad director is interested in adapting the crime thriller The Brotherhood at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Written by Guy Lawson and William Oldham, the full title of the nonfiction source material is "The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia." Published in 2006, the book is officially described as follows:

Detective Stephen Caracappa achieved the distinguished rank of first grade detecttve while under the hire of the Luchese crime family.

Detective Louis Eppolito worked the heart of Brooklyn's mobland; he himself was the son of a Gambino crime family soldier.

Detective William Oldham, the lead investigator on major organized-crime cases, quietly and relentlessly tracked Caracappa and Eppolito for more than seven years.

"The Brotherhoods" is the riveting account of the notorious rogue cops charged with murdering for the mob, and the brilliant detective who stalked them. With unparalleled access to both the NYPD and organized crime, a gallery of unforgettable characters, and sweeping from Manhattan to Las Vegas to Hollywood, this is the ultimate wiseguy story, packed with psychological intrigue, criminal audacity, and paranoid, blood-soaked fury.

Bill Dubuque adapted the screenplay and Dan Lin is attached to produce.

I'm not usually a fan of movies based on true stories but this sounds like it could be pretty incredible, like a real life version of The Departed. I imagine a lot of actors wanting to get those 3 lead roles.

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