Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Nick Sandow|
|Produced by||Michael Gasparro|
|Written by||Nick Sandow|
Doug E. Doug
|Music by||Nathan Larson|
|Edited by||Melody London|
|Distributed by||Entertainment One Films|
The Wannabe is a 2015 American drama film written and directed by Nick Sandow. The film stars Patricia Arquette, David Zayas, Domenick Lombardozzi, Michael Imperioli, Vincent Piazza and Nick Sandow. The film was released on December 4, 2015, by Entertainment One Films and Orion Pictures.
- Patricia Arquette as Rose
- David Zayas
- Domenick Lombardozzi as Mickey
- Michael Imperioli as Alphonse
- Vincent Piazza as Thomas
- Nick Sandow as Anthony
- Mike Starr
- Doug E. Doug as The Twin
- Vincenzo Amato as Richie
- Larry Eudene as Assistant DA
- Joseph Siravo as John Gotti
- Neal Huff
- Mark Lotito as Prosecutor Maloney
- Adriana DeMeo as Annie
- Daniel Sauli as Curtis Sliwa
- Mario Macaluso as Whitey
- Jay Bulger as Eric Roberts
- Mark Vincent as Eddie Lino
- Joe Bevilacqua as Giuseppe
Nick Sandow was inspired to write the film after reading about Thomas and Rosemarie Uva, a New York City couple who were murdered on Christmas Eve 1992 by the New York mafia after they had robbed several mafia social clubs over the prior few months. After Sandow worked with his Boardwalk Empire co-star Vincent Piazza on the script, the pair sent the script to Boardwalk Empire executive producer Martin Scorsese. Sandow told Creative Screenwriting, "When we felt comfortable about the script, we thought about trying to get it to Marty. He sent it to him with a bottle of wine before the holidays. We didn’t have expectations, but after the holidays they were having a table read for the first episode of the next season of Boardwalk Empire and Marty came up to him and said he loved The Wannabe." Scorsese agreed to serve as executive producer of the film.
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2015. On May 18, 2015, Entertainment One Films acquired the film. The film was released on December 4, 2015, by Entertainment One Films.
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