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Leonardo DiCaprio plays the leading role in boekverfilming The Black Hand

Leonardo DiCaprio plays the leading role in boekverfilming The Black Hand

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Leonardo DiCaprio gets a starring role in the film adaptation of the book the Black Hand of Stephan Talty.

Leonardo plays the heldenrol of Joe Petrosino, reports Variety.

Petrosino was an Italian-born officer with the New York city police that a ruthless gang with the name The Black Hand wants to roll up. The criminals kidnap people and extort money from their families. They are hated by law-abiding Italian families, but nevertheless can Petrosino on their aid rely.

Stephan Talty is a best-selling author from New York. He was also the ghostwriter of A Captain’s Duty, which formed the basis for the movie Captain Philips with Tom Hanks in the lead role.

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