Will Robert De Niro Become Iconic Gambling Man?

Will Robert De Niro Be Iconic Gambling Man?The best-selling biography ‘Gambling Man’ by Gary Green gives an insight into the career of one of the gambling world’s most colorful casino bosses, with the author relating through a series of personal stories and anecdotes his experiences working inside the ‘gambling racket,’ as he calls the gaming industry.
Borsalino Films acquired the rights to the book in December, 2013, and subsequently revealed it now intends to turn ‘Gambling Man’ into a movie, announcing in a press release that “the plot line will be nothing short of epic, like the book, pulling no punches as it traces the boss’s personal escapades through the history of the casino world from the last days of Meyer Lansky to Green’s adventures as a Donald Trump Vice President.”
In addition, Borsalino Films has taken the unusual step of issuing a press release stating Robert De Niro will be one of the actors considered for the lead role, even though there has been no indication whether De Niro was actually considering the part. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop Lu Nay, of Puji Capital, one of the investors funding the Borsalino project, from drawing attention to the big-screen project by announcing De Niro’s possible candidacy. As the release stated:
“De Niro is certainly the most recognized of the actors we are eyeing for the lead in this landmark investment; but there are several in contention and we have not even begun official talks.
In terms of Hollywood clout, Robert De Niro’s name is sure to attract much publicity to the film, especially with the Academy Award winning actor famous for his portrayal of eccentric characters, often on the fringes of polite society. In addition, it would be hard to imagine the 70 year-old actor turning down the part, as he is one of the hardest working actors in the business with an epic career spanning more than ninety films. Last year, De Niro appeared in seven films, including Last Vegas, American Hustle, and Grudge Match.

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