THE COOLER Director To Helm New Gangster Movie
Wayne Kramer has signed on to direct the upcoming film “Pretty Boy Floyd” for Myriad Pictures. The writer-director will team with Myriad CEO Kirk D’Amico who will produce the crime thriller about one of America’s most notorious gangsters.
Charles Arthur Floyd, better known as “Pretty Boy Floyd,” was one of the nation’s most well known gangsters and bank robbers during the 1920s and ’30s. Floyd robbed numerous banks and committed other crimes in Kansas City and across the Midwest throughout the late ’20s and early ’30s before his death at age 30 in 1934. Kevin Bernhardt wrote the screenplay for the “Pretty Boy Floyd” film.
Pretty Boy Floyd became known as “The Robin Hood of the Cookson Hills” by the public and has been depicted on screen several times. The villain in the Dick Tracy comics was built around Floyd and Martin Sheen portrayed Floyd in a TV movie in 1974. Floyd has been portrayed in three feature films; the 1960 film “Pretty Boy Floyd,” followed a decade later by “A Bullet for Pretty Boy,” and most recently Floyd was depicted by Channing Tatum in “Public Enemies.” Kramer’s last project was “Crossing Over,” which he directed and wrote.
(Source: THR Blog)