Friend and writer extrodinaire Robert Randisi has been have tremendous (and well deserved) success with his series of Rat Pack mysteries published by St. Martin’s Press.I'm so there myself! I can't wait to see this hit the big screen. I've had these books highly recommended to me by several pallies. I definitely want to read any and all of them that are published. It's awesome that the first book is going to be made into a picture. It will be interesting to see who gets casted in the various roles. I wish Bob all the best luck in the world. Cheers!
Three are currently two published books (Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime, Luck Be A Lady Don’t Die), a third set for publication in December (Hey There – You With The Gun In Your Hand), and a fourth in the writing process (You’re Nobody Till Somebody Kills You).
The books feature Sand’s Casino pit Boss Eddie G. who finds himself rubbing dangerous shoulders with the Rat Pack in ‘60s Vegas. The books are a lot of fun and must reading for all cool cats with a love for the era.
I heard from Bob yesterday with some very good news. He has sold the film rights to his first Rat Pack Mystery (Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime) to to Sandy Hackett, the late Buddy Hackett's son.
Bob will be writing the screenplay and the plan is to begin filming in January 2010. Sandy Hackett will star as Sands Casino pit boss Eddie G., who in the story is asked by Frank Sinatra to help find out who is sending Dean Martin threatening notes, while they are filming Ocean's 11 in 1960 Las Vegas. All of the Rat Pack members appear in the book, as well as other historical characters like Sands boss Jack Entratter, George Raft and Angie Dickinson.
I’ll be first in line to buy a ticket!
Monday, August 11, 2008
I received an email from my pallie Paul at Bish's Beat. He recently posted this over at his blog. Bob Randisi asked him if he would ask me if I would share this with my blog readers. I'm more than happy to share this cool news with all my pallies here.