Tommy James and the Shondells stood where music and the mob converged in the 1960s. Now, James' story is headed to the screen and stage.

James' new book, 'Me, the Mob, and the Music'' (Simon & Schuster), is being developed by Barry Rosen's Triangle Entertainment, James told us in a Moviefone exclusive. The work will focus on James' relationship with the mobbed up head of Roulette Records, Morris Levy, who died in 1990.

"I really didn't want to tell this story until the last of the Roulette guys passed away in 2005,'' James said. "I really was pretty uncomfortable talking about all of this.''
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