Los Angeles, CA – March 22, 2017 – TriCoast Entertainment and Broad Green Pictures announce the DVD release of THE BROOKLYN BANKER, the story of a former bookie turned banker with a special gift for memorizing numbers who is cast into the forefront of an aging wise-guy’s bid for power. The DVD will be available in stores and online beginning March 21.
Set in 1973 Williamsburg Brooklyn, THE BROOKLYN BANKER is the story of Santo Bastucci (Troy Garity), a neighborhood banker with two rare gifts – one for memorizing numbers, the other for sidestepping a career saturated in underworld crime that most of his childhood friends chose. A family man who purposefully designed a life “above board,” he is unwittingly thrust in the crosshairs of local mob boss, Manny “The Hand” Mistera (David Proval, HBO’s Vinyl & The Sopranos, The Shawshank Redemption), who has taken a sudden interest in Santo’s gift for numbers. Santo soon finds himself caught between the loyalty he has for his cagey father-in-law (Paul Sorvino), the safety of his wife and family, and heeding the cautionary advice from his street-wise uncle, the pastor of their local church and resident backbone of the neighborhood.
Based on the award winning short, Lily of the Feast, the feature length version features Sorvino reprising his role as Benny, Santo’s father-in-law. The veteran actor has appeared in a variety of film, TV and theatrical productions over the last four decades. Troy Garity of HBO’s Ballers received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of a young soldier who pays the price for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer in the television movie Soldier’s Girl. He is also known for his role as Isaac Rosenberg in all three of the Barbershop films, starring Ice Cube.
Rounding out the cast is Arthur Nascarella (Showtime’s Billions, Cop Land, The Bronx is Burning), Elizabeth Masucci (TNT’s Public Morals, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer), and John Bedford Lloyd (The Bourne Supremacy, CBS’s The Good Wife). Federico Castelluccio directs from a script written by Michael Ricigliano Jr. Castelluccio is best known as hitman Furio Giunta, Carmela’s forbidden heartthrob in HBO’s The Sopranos. TJ Sansone, Craig Cohen (Puncture, Beware The Gonzo) and Jeff Schneider produced.
THE BROOKLYN BANKER DVD is available March 21 in stores at Family Video (www.familyvideo.com), the largest movie and game rental chain in the US, and online at the following retail sites.
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About TriCoast Entertainment
A new home for story-driven American films, TriCoast Worldwide is a full service media company that creates, produces, manages and distributes unique and unusual entertainment. Bringing together filmmakers, distributors, financiers, and technologists, TriCoast Entertainment embraces change by redefining the production and distribution model for indie filmmakers, providing them with low cost tools, financing, and worldwide theatrical and digital distribution, along with market feedback and storytelling opportunities.
About Broad Green Pictures
Broad Green Pictures, founded by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond in 2014, is a fully-integrated movie studio with unparalleled development support, production infrastructure, and marketing resources to execute their vision from script to screen. Through collaborative partnerships, Broad Green shares incredible stories with the widest possible audiences. The studio creates and distributes theatrical films derived from in-house development and production, as well as acquisitions and co-productions across a multitude of platforms. The studio’s upcoming slate includes WISH UPON, Terrence Malick’s SONG TO SONG starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Michael Fassbender, and VILLA CAPRI. Previously released films include BAD SANTA 2, a co-production with Miramax, A WALK IN THE WOODS, THE INFILTRATOR, Amazon Studios’ THE NEON DEMON and THE DRESSMAKER, the critically-acclaimed 99 HOMES, I SMILE BACK, LEARNING TO DRIVE, KNIGHT OF CUPS, and THE DARK HORSE.
Company Name: TriCoast Entertainment
Contact Person: Maggi Simpson
Country: United States