It was announced today that renowned screenwriter and playwright Louis Mellis (Sexy Beast, 44 Inch Chest, Gangster No. 1), has signed on to pen The Princess’ Gangster for Smuggler Films. The Princess’ Gangster tells the true story of notorious gangster turned movie tough guy John Bindon and his scandalous relationship with high-living Princess Margaret in the late 1960s.
Smuggler Films’ Patrick Milling Smith, Brian Carmody and John N. Hart (Revolutionary Road, You Can Count on Me, Boys Don’t Cry, Proof) will produce. The film will be financed by a new media fund assembled by Smuggler Films.
Mellis, whose upcoming projects include The Take for Fox comments, “I’m very much looking forward to exploring this particular period in recent history when classes and cultures collided.”
Adds Milling-Smith, “Louis is one of the few writers that can find the authentic voice needed to portray the complex and contradictory characters that were Princess Margaret and the larger than life John ‘Biffo’ Bindon. Loved and feared often both- these incredibly forceful personalities played out a fantastic story, which we are confident audiences will find fascinating.”