While this story might not mean much for those of you not living in New York City, let me tell ya -- this freaking real-life news item dominated the front page of every New York newspaper for quite some time. Basically, two retired NYPD cops (Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa) were busted in Las Vegas (where they were living) and brought back to New York to face a ton of charges that included murder, attempted murder, murder conspiracy, money laundering, obstruction of justice and drug distribution. Apparently, these crimes were committed while the two (police officers at the time) were on the Mafia's payroll. If there are two things New Yorkers love to obsess about it's corrupt cops and the mob, which meant this story was a winning lottery ticket for most NY papers.
And, of course, Hollywood was not far behind. Once these boys were found guilty, folks jumped on the story trying to decide how to go about bringing it to the big screen. Well now, David Ayer (best known for the gritty cop dramas Training Day, S.W.A.T. and Harsh Times) has signed on to rewrite and direct Mafia Cop for Universal. Ayer will take over for David Gordon, the guy originally tapped to pen the script. Currently, no one is attached to star, though I could see Al Pacino playing Caracappa. Who do you think would be good in these roles?