Warner Bros. to Film Al Capone’s Origins

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Warner Bros. Pictures has bought Walon Green’s screenplay about Al Capone’s origins titled Cicero, reports Variety.

The script details “Capone’s rise from the slums of Brooklyn to the head of the criminal underworld in Chicago during Prohibition, when his gang operated casinos and speakeasies throughout the city. In order to operate outside Chicago city limits, the gangster set up headquarters in suburban Cicero, Ill., where he famously took over the city government in 1924.”

John Lesher is set to produce with Adam Kassan executive producing through their company Le Grisbi Productions. Leonard Ackerman, a producer on Warner Bros.’ 1959 film Al Capone, is attached to executive produce.