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Lansky - First-look photo of Harvey Keitel unveiled


Story by Jack Foley

VOLTAGE Pictures has released a first-look photo of Harvey Keitel and Sam Worthington in Lansky.

Investigated and pursued for decades by the FBI, the aging crime boss Meyer Lansky is now living in quiet anonymity in Miami Beach. When Lansky enlists a young journalist named David Stone (Sam Worthington) to tell his story, the Feds use him as a pawn to track down the hundreds of millions of dollars that Lansky has been suspected of stashing away for over half a century.

As Lansky spins his dizzying tale, Stone finds himself caught in the middle of a game of cat & mouse, uncovering the hidden truth about the life of the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.

Lansky will be directed by Eytan Rockaway (The Abandoned), who wrote the script, from a story by Ido Fluk and Sharon Mashihi, partially based on his father Robert Rockaway’s interviews with the real-life Meyer Lansky, which were part of his extensive research into America’s key crime figures. Robert Rockaway is a history professor at Tel Aviv University.

Executive producer Jonathan Deckter commented: “Eytan’s fierce talent and unparalleled access to the psyche of Meyer Lansky will elevate Lansky to genre-best status.

“Under his stewardship, and with the gifted Sam, Austin and Emory leading the charge, we can’t wait to share this mind-blowing story with audiences. Rob and Jeff have put together another exceedingly creative and commercial project.”