WT Deals: All-Star Cast Set For David Mamet-helmed JFK Thriller ‘Assassination’

Weintraub client David Mamet co-wrote and will direct Assassination for Arclight Films, which tells the story of John F. Kennedy’s murder from the mob’s perspective. Weintraub client Rebecca Pidgeon (Heist) will star in the thriller alongside Al Pacino (The Godfather), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), John Travolta (Pulp Fiction), Shia LaBeouf (Honey Boy), and Courtney Love (The People vs. Larry Flynt). The script is co-written by Nicholas Celozzi, grandnephew of mob kingpin Sam Giancana, who features in the story. Celozzi will produce with Corey Large, and executive producers are John Burnham, Arclight Films’ Gary Hamilton and Pia Patatian, Jordan Nott, Bernie Gewissler, and Amar Balaggan.

The project will be presented to buyers at the Cannes market, and production is scheduled to start in Vancouver in September.

David Mamet and Rebecca Pidgeon are represented by Weintraub Shareholder Stan Coleman.

Read more about this project on Deadline here and in Variety here.