Friday, March 5, 2010

Benicio Del Toro To Play Lead In 'Making Jack Falcone'

Benicio Del Toro is to play real-life undercover FBI Agent Jack Garcia in 'Making Jack Falconem,' which is based on the book of the same name. Peter Buchman (Che) is wrting the script.

No director or production start date has been announced but the film is being produced by Steven Soderbergh.

At 6'4" and 375 pounds, Jack Garcia looked the part of a mobster, and he played his part so perfectly that his Mafia bosses never suspected he was an undercover agent for the FBI. 'Big Jack Falcone', as he was known inside La Cosa Nostra, learned all the inside dirt about the Gambino organized crime syndicate and its illegal activities - from extortion and loan-sharking to assault and murder. The result was a string of busts and a quarter of a million dollar contract put out on his life.