In a previous post, I offered a look back at legendary former FBI Special Agent Joe Pistone, who went undercover in the Cosa Nostra Bonanno crime family in New York in the 1970s. I interviewed Pistone for my 2021 Crime Beat column in Philadelphia Weekly.
Pistone spoke of his FBI career and his podcast Deep Cover - The Real Donnie Brasco with Philadelphia actor Leo Rossi.
In my following Crime Beat column, I interviewed Rossi (seen in the above photo on the right with Joe Vierelli on the left and Billy Crystal in the center), who spoke of the podcast with Joe Pistone, as well as his involvement with the crime film 10th & Wolf.
He also spoke about an upcoming crime and boxing film he wrote, Canvas Dancer, which is based on the life of South Philly Middleweight Boxing Champion Joey Giardello.
You can read the online via the below link or the below pages (click on them to enlarge):
Talking Philly films - Philadelphia Weekly
You can also listen to Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone discuss mob movies on the Deep Cover - The Real Donnie Brasco podcast via the below link:
Joe and Leo Go to the Movies · Deep Cover: The Real Donnie Brasco (spotify.com)
Note: Leo Rossi appears on the left in the below photo from Analyze This with Robert De Niro in the center and Pat Cooper on the right.
Leo Rossi appears in the below photo in the center from the film 10th & Wolf with James Marsden on the left and Brian Dennehy on the right.
You can read my post on Joe Pistone via the below link:
Paul Davis On Crime: Reality Vs. Fiction: Joe Pistone, The Real Donnie Brasco And Legendary FBI Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated the Mob
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