Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Soderbergh overseeing true-life mob thriller

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – Steven Soderbergh is executive-producing a movie based on the true story of an FBI undercover agent who nearly became a made man in the mob.

"Making Jack Falcone" is based on a memoir of the same name published last month. After a barrage of publicity that included a "60 Minutes" segment, it has landed on the New York Times extended best-seller list.

The Simon & Schuster/Touchstone tome tells the story of Joaquin "Jack" Garcia, also known as Jack Falcone, a Cuban-American FBI agent who successfully went undercover in the Gambino crime family.

Garcia, now retired, came close to becoming the first FBI agent to be officially inducted into the mob, but his handlers pulled him off the case when they feared he had been compromised.

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