Christopher Walken Sets Sights on Irishman
Tue, 12 May 2009 11:01:19
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Christopher Walken is set to
star in The Irishman, a crime drama for Code Entertainment. The story is based on the life of
mobster Danny Greene, who will be played by
Ray Stevenson. The real-life Greene was a violent Irish-American gangster who went
toe to toe with the Italian mafia in 1970s Cleveland. His actions lead to a nationwide battle between
different factions of the mafia over territory.
Walken will portray a loan shark and nightclub owner named Shondor Birns. Val Kilmer is taking the role of a Cleveland police detective who becomes a friend of Greene's. The film begins shooting May 19 in Detroit.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff