Capone was a ‘bootlegger and brutal gangster who ruled Chicago during Prohibition. The federal government successfully prosecuted him for tax evasion in 1931 and he was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released after eight years and died at the age of 48 in 1947 as dementia rotted his brain and harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.’ The movie will follow him at the end of his life, when he’s 47.
The movie will be looking for buyers at the American Film Market next week. It’s not known when the film might shoot.