The Wannabe

Spotlight

World Premiere

USA | 91 MINUTES

THE WANNABE

Drama, New York, NY Director(s)
In this moody crime drama based on actual events that occurred in 1992, Gotti-obsessed Thomas (Boardwalk Empire’s Vincent Piazza) falls in love with Rose (Academy Award®-winner Patricia Arquette) and the two chase illusions of grandeur as they embark on a drug-infused crime spree. Arquette and Piazza offer emotionally powerful performances set against the backdrop of addiction and greed. Nick Sandow (Orange is the New Black) and executive producer Martin Scorsese take a truly fresh approach to the classic genre. This moving film tells the iconic mob story from a new perspective: an outlier’s point-of-view, with an unquenchable desire to live the cinematic fantasy of the mob lifestyle. The Wannabe is a stunning look at the pursuit of power.

—Dan Hunt

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Nick Sandow

Nick Sandow has an extensive resume that spans film, television and theater. Acting credits include Orange Is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire, and Connie and Carla. The New York Times lauded his feature film directorial debut, Ponies, as “a riveting piece of work.”
Director
Nick Sandow
Screenwriter
Nick Sandow
Producer
Lizzie Nastro, Michael Gasparro, Vincent Piazza
Editor
Melody London
Associate Producer
Vince Cupone
Cinematographer
Brett Pawlak
Executive Producer
Martin Scorsese, Dean Devlin, Maren Olson, Douglas Stone, Rick Genow
Composer
Nathan Larson
Co-Producer
Rick Bosner
Cast
Vincent Piazza, Patricia Arquette, Michael Imperioli, Vincenzo Amato, Doug E. Doug, Domenick Lombardozzi

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