Making Jack Falcone

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Daniel Espinosa is choosing his next film

  • Director Daniel Espinosa ("Snabba Cash") is choosing which will be his first English-language feature among the following five:

    1. Universal's "Safe House", an action-thriller -- and his current top choice -- about a young intelligence agent at a CIA-run South American safe house who must help a newly transferred criminal stay alive when the house is attacked.

    2. Warner Bros' "Prosoners", a dramatic thriller with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star as a small-town father who captures and tortures the man responsible for his daughter's kidnapping after the police fail him.

    3. Fox's "X-Men: First Class".

    4. Atlas Entertainment's untitled crime thriller about the true story of Ingrid Casares and Chris Paciello, who rose through the Miami nightclub scene but fell hard amid charges of bank robbery and murder.

    5. And Double Feature's "Making Jack Falcone," the true story of Joaquin Garcia, an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the Gambino crime family.

Making Jack Falcone: Peter Buchman to write the crime epic
Peter Buchman ("Che") has signed on to write the screenplay for Making Jack Falcone, an undercover mob story which Steven Soderbergh will develop for Paramount Pictures.

Buchman is writing the script, and Soderbergh will executive produce the project, which 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.

Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher will produce via their Double Feature Films banner. Soderbergh is said to be on board to read drafts of the script and offer other guidance on the project.