Gary Oldman (Leon, The Dark Knight, The Book of Eli and many more), Malin Akerman (Watchmen) and Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes, Rocky Balboa) are set to star in indie gangster project and unusually spelt Criminal Empire for Dummys. According to Variety it is set to shoot starting in late March in New Orleans.
Michael Clarke Duncan and Harvey Keitel are also attached. Cliff Dorfman is making his feature directorial debut from his own script.
It sounds a bit like the set up of Goodfellas as the story centers on a charismatic young man (Ventimiglia) who relates the do’s and don’ts of running a criminal empire through a flashback to his own rise from a tragic childhood and life in the ghetto to eventual position as a multinational drug and criminal kingpin.