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Новые подробности о проекте “Idol's Eye” с Робертом Паттинсоном и Робертом ДеНиро

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Большие новости об этом проекте пришли из Канн ,

где режиссер Оливье Ассайас представлял свой последний фильм , Облака Силс Марии.

Его следующим проектом будет “Idol's Eye”, фильм, основанный на статье из Плейбоя в апреле 2007 года, которая называется "Рост Большого Тунца"("Boosting the Big Tuna"). Это история о грабителях, которые вламываются в дом Чикагского многолетнего Крестного отца, Тони Аккардо, “Большого Тунца" . Роберт Паттинсон сыграет главаря банды , персонаж, основанный на Джоне Менделле – внештатном электромонтере, способным обойти самые сложные охранные сигнализации , и собственнике механической мастерской, который отчаянно хотел жить “по закону”. Де Ниро сыграет Аккардо, человека, правившего чикагской мафией в течение пяти десятилетий. Несмотря на то, что его имя не стало именем нарицательным , я бы сказал, что Аккардо был самой важной фигурой организованной преступности в Америке в ХХ веке. Он не только влиял на политику в Городе Ветров, но также влиял на широкие ряды профсоюзного движения (например, возчиков и рабочих ), и, вероятно, сделал больше для постройки улицы Стрип (центральная улица) в Лас Вегасе, (в основном за счет профсоюзных пенсионных фондов ), чем кто-либо другой. Ко времени кражи со взломом , он стал значимой фигурой в Чикаго - необычайно доступным для соседей в своем богатом пригороде , льстивым к правящей элите , с которой он иногда общался , и в тоже время до жути безжалостный со всеми, кто пересекался с ним в криминальном мире - как произошло и с Менделлом . Будет интересно посмотреть подход Де Ниро к роли . Одно забавное примечание: спор между Аккардо и Менделлом, концентрирующийся на взломе ломбарда высокого класса. Так или иначе, в смеси акцентов в Каннах, ломбард "PAWN shop" превратился в секс-шоп "PORN". Я надеюсь, что эта поправка не разочарует публику.

Теперь приведу отрывок из первоначальной статьи в Плейбое, которая легла в основу сценария.

Все события происходили в 1978 году….

…Этот дом, надежное двухэтажное кирпичное здание, был намного больше, чем скромные современные дома остальной части квартала. Насколько знали соседи , домовладелец , 31 -летний Джон Менделл, был трудолюбивым молодым человеком, который управлял механической мастерской, которую открыл его свекор в нескольких кварталах отсюда . Он был высоким парнем, с лохматыми темными волосами и полными усами , но такая уж была тогда мода . Никто не ставил под сомнение источники мехов и драгоценностей, которые носила его немолодая, рыжая жена. Никто также не заметил , как он провел свои последние часы, пока не пропал без вести и был найден мертвым , 20 февраля 1978 года, связанным и искромсанным, в багажнике своего автомобиля . В газетах при опсании убийства, он был описан не как предприимчивый владелец малого бизнеса, каким его знали соседи, а как грабитель , один из лучших в этой области в Чикаго, способный победить самые сложные системы сигнализации. Также, средства массовой информации связали его со взломом дома Аккардо, которая состоялся за 10 дней до его исчезновения , и кражей драгоценностей на миллион долларов за месяц до этого...

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DE NIRO, PATTINSON SIGNED TO STAR IN IDOL'S EYE

Big news for this project out of Cannes, where director Olivier Assayas released his latest film, Clouds of Sils Maria. He will next work on Idol's Eye, a movie based on my April 2007 article for Playboy called, "Boosting the Big Tuna." The story is about burglars who break into the home of Chicago's longtime Godfather, Tony Accardo. Robert Pattinson will play the burglar ringleader, who is based on John Mendell--a freelance "juice man" or "wire man" capable of overcoming the most sophisticated burglar alarms, but also the proprietor of a machine shop who was desperate to go "legit." De Niro will play Accardo, who ruled Chicago's mob for five decades. Despite the fact that he's hardly a household name, I would argue that Accardo was America's most important organized crime figure in the twentieth century. He not only influenced politics in the Windy City, but also corrupted wide swaths of the union movement (e.g. Teamsters and Laborers), and probably did more to build the Las Vegas Strip (mostly with Teamster pension funds) than anyone else. He features prominently in my play, "Assassination Theater." By the time of the burglary, he had become practically an establishment figure in Chicago--unusually accessible to the neighbors in his wealthy suburb, courtly to the power elite, with whom he occasionally rubbed shoulders, but still bone-chillingly ruthless with anyone who crossed his path in the criminal world--as Mendell eventually found out. It will be fascinating to see De Niro's approach to the part. One funny note: the dispute between Accardo and Mendell centers on the burglary of a high-end pawn shop. Somehow, in the mix of accents at Cannes, "pawn" got turned into "porn." I hope the reality here does not disappoint.

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Boosting the big tuna: when John Mendell figured the days of the Chicago outfit were over, he made a fatal miscalculation.

Nothing was as it appeared at 1407 Ashland Avenue in River Forest, an affluent suburb west of Chicago. From the street, the ranch-style home--clad in buff-colored fieldstone--looked smaller and more subdued than the houses around it. By the first week of the new year the elderly owners were already ensconced in their warm-weather second residence and had a caretaker periodically drop by to make sure the furnace still worked and no pipes had burst. On the morning of January 7, 1978 the caretaker pulled into the semicircular driveway just as he had the day before. Michael Volpe was 75, white-haired and slight in stature but still spry. After opening the sculpted double doors, he was prepared to work the buttons just inside to disarm the elaborate security system. But instead he stood transfixed in the mirrored foyer. Something was wrong. Although there was no sign that the burglar alarm had been tripped, the house was in disarray. As he would later testify, he saw his boss's pants turned inside out and strewn about the hallway, a violation that seemed to disturb him even more than the opened drawers and overturned furniture.

Almost every burglary is shocking, especially for the person who discovers it. But this was not your typical suburban break-in nor was the owner your typical victim. Volpe didn't pick up the phone to dial the police. In fact, he never reported the crime. The home's owner and Volpe's longtime employer, Anthony Accardo, wasn't one to leave his troubles to the local authorities. For decades Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo had been leader of the Outfit, Chicago's Mafia, and some considered him to be the most powerful man in the history of organized crime. His long reign was due in good part to his willingness--even eagerness--to delegate authority to a coterie of able underbosses. But that day, at the age of 71, he hopped onto the next plane out of Palm Springs, prepared to take matters into his own hands.

Meanwhile, in the working-class suburb of Lincolnwood on the North Side of Chicago, there was another home in which nothing was as it appeared. This house, a sturdy two-story brick Georgian, was much bigger than the modest wood-frames on the rest of the block. As far as the neighbors were concerned, the homeowner, 31-year-old John Mendell, was a hardworking young man who ran the machine shop his father-in-law had established a few blocks away. He was tall with shaggy dark hair and a full mustache, but such was the fashion of the day. No one questioned the source of the furs and jewels his older, redheaded wife wore. Nor did anyone appear to notice the late hours he kept--until he went missing and was found dead, on February 20, 1978, trussed and slashed in the trunk of his car. In newspaper accounts of the murder, he was described not as the enterprising small-business man his neighbors knew but as a burglar, one of Chicago's top wire men, capable of defeating the most sophisticated alarm systems. In an equally bizarre turn, the media linked him to both the Accardo break-in, which took place 10 days before his disappearance, and a million-dollar jewel heist of the previous month.

Mendell was not the only one swept into the vortex of Accardo's fury. In just two weeks, four of Mendell's fellow boosters had been found dead in cars parked around Chicago. To cover the tracks of their killers, as many as four others would die in the coming months. Even caretaker Volpe would disappear. All in all it was a murderous spree unparalleled in the Outfit's modern era, and it gave FBI agents their best shot yet at busting Accardo, who despite his long criminal career had never spent a night in prison.

But no charges would ever come from the intensive investigations that followed the burglar killings, and over the years the Accardo boost became another much-debated yarn in Outfit lore. When FBI agent turned crime writer Bill Roemer used the tale to open his book Accardo: The Genuine Godfather, some journalists and police investigators scoffed. They argued the cascade of hits was just a heavy-handed Outfit campaign to collect street taxes from independent burglars and had little or nothing to do with the break-in.

This year, nearly three decades later, some of the mystery surrounding Mendell's death will lift, as a major racketeering trial gets under way in Chicago. The case, dubbed Operation Family Secrets, pits U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald (of Valerie Plame fame) against some of the remaining leaders and enforcers of the Outfit, now but a shadow of its former self in the heyday under Accardo. The government charges that the Mob furthered its criminal enterprise by using an elite team of hit men to commit 18 murders. One of the killers, Nicholas Calabrese, will be a key witness. The most notable victim on the indictment's list is Tony Spilotro, the Outfit's incendiary Vegas enforcer and the basis for Joe Pesci's character in Martin Scorsese's Casino. According to prosecutors, Spilotro was killed in a Bensenville, Illinois basement and not in the Indiana cornfield where he was buried, as vividly depicted in the film.

Mendell is also on that murder list, along with two of his associates. According to the indictment, Nicholas Calabrese's older brother, Frank--the Outfit's most reliably vicious hit man--was among those dispatched to kill the burglars. …

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Фото Джона Менделла VIA

По последним данным, Рейчел Вайс ведет переговоры по присоединению к этому проекту.

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