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Comedies (mostly romantic ones) and mob movies - those are the two main genres of movie that have been filmed in Boston so far. I can't wait until "The Surrogates" comes out and mixes it up a bit (here).

According to a recent blurb in the Globe, in addition to the movie that is in the works about John Martorano (here), there's also talk of a movie about Whitey Bulger himself.

Whitey Bulger's story is the gift that keeps on giving, at least in Hollywood. Celebrated director Jim Sheridan said yesterday he's making a movie about the mobster because it's a good yarn. "This is a story of a corrupt system and about how an angry guy became the second most wanted man after Bin Laden," the Irish filmmaker said in an e-mail. The director of such Oscar nominated films as "In the Name of the Father" and "My Left Foot" is making a movie based on "Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob," the best-selling book by former Globe reporter Dick Lehr and editor Gerard O'Neill. Producers told us this week that filming could begin as soon as April. Also in the works is a biopic about Bulger's henchman John Martorano, which is being developed by "The Departed" producer Graham King. That project's being closely monitored by Kevin Doyle, a former Milton High School classmate of Martorano who's shopping what he says is the definitive story of the onetime hitman. Doyle, who lives in Chatham, said he tried to get the script to King, but was rebuffed. "Reject it if you want, but do yourself a favor and at least take a look at it," said Doyle.

Well we're only a few months away from April. It'll be good to get something filming in Boston again.

Click (here) for the Globe blurb.

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