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Ex-insider writes film about James 'Whitey' Bulger

Steven Davis is seen in this undated file photo. He is trying to get his screenplay 'Boston' picked up, which tells his account of being in the Irish mob with James "Whitey" Bulger.
May 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An ex-insider is hoping to get a movie about notorious suspected mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger onto the big screen.

Steven Davis was in L.A. last week for meetings and a reading of the screenplay "Boston." It tells Davis' tale of his life inside the Irish mob during Bulger's reputed reign and his family's tragedy.

Davis' sister, Debbie, was killed and was allegedly one of Bulger's victims.

The screenplay is described as 140 pages of greed, murder and heartbreak, but Davis says it will not exploit.

"I'm not looking to fill my pockets. I'm not too concerned about my needs and money," he said. "This is all the torture and anguish and everything that he did to my family and me."

Davis says there is definite interest in the screenplay. However he has low expectations because there are already competing Bulger projects in development with huge stars attached like Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Mark Wahlberg.


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