Robert DeNiro to Star as Famed Casino Boss in GAMBLING MAN?
Digitalspy.com reports that Robert De Niro soon star in the big screen adaptation of Gary Green's gambling memoir GAMBLING MAN from Borsalino Films. The book features a collection of colorful anectodes from the life and times of the famed casino boss.No writer or director has been named for the project but the site reports that DeNiro is being strongly considered for the title role.
The film star can currently be seen in American Hustle and Grudge Match. His upcoming projects include Bag Man, Hands of Stone and The Intern.
In 1974, DeNiro was cast as the youngVito Corleone in The Godfather Part II, a role for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His longtime collaboration with director Martin Scorsese began with Mean Streets, and later earned De Niro an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull.
He earned nominations for Taxi Driver in 1976 and Cape Fear in 1991. De Niro received additional Academy Award nominations for Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978), Penny Marshall's Awakenings (1990), and David O. Russell'sSilver Linings Playbook (2012). His portrayal of gangster Jimmy Conway in Scorsese's Goodfellas earned him a BAFTA nomination in 1990.
De Niro has earned four nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, for his work in New York, New York (1977), Midnight Run (1988), Analyze This (1999), and Meet the Parents (2000). He has also simultaneously directed and starred in films such as 1993's A Bronx Tale and 2006's The Good Shepherd. De Niro has received accolades for his career, including the AFI Life Achievement Award(2003) and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award (2010).