Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Movie About Hero Mafia-Fighting NYPD Detective Killed in Italy 108 Years Ago

May 15, 2017 1821

Leonardo DiCaprio will star in and executive produce a movie about an NYPD detective killed in the line of duty in Italy more than 100 years ago while on an undercover mission to fight the mafia in America. 

Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino, the first Italian-American of his rank in the NYPD, was also the first member of the department to be killed on duty on foreign soil. He was shot to death in Sicily by the mafia on March 12, 1909, after responding to a message from someone claiming to be a mafia informant.


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SOURCE: http://www.nbcnewyork.com

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