Robert De Niro May Play Lead Role in Gambling Man
It has been reported that Robert De Niro is being sought to play the lead role in the film adaptation of Gary Green’s gambling memoir “Gambling Man”. The book is a collection of colorful stories from the life of the famous casino boss.The film rights to the book have been purchased by Borsalino Films. So far the project does not have a writer or director, however, a press release was issued saying that De Niro is being sought for the lead role. There are also reports that a number of other big name stars are being sought but that talks have not yet commenced.
A statement from Borsalino Films said, “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.”
De Niro is in great demand at the moment, his latest film “American Hustle” was released last week and he also stars in “Grudge Match” which is being released at the end of January. Furthermore, he has roles in three more upcoming films, “Bag Man”, “Hands of Stone” and “The Intern”.