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Sarangel
10-02-2002, 11:14 AM
Having just finished ABC's version of "The Music Man," Matthew Broderick is in negotiations to star in "Providence," a Hollywood-meets-the mob story for Disney and screenwriter Jeff Nathanson, who will make his directorial debut with the film.

Broderick will play a movie director and writer who finds a financier for his project, only to discover the producer is an undercover FBI agent working on a sting operation involving the mob.

The film was inspired by the true story of a sting operation in Providence, R.I., focusing on two gangsters working for the late Mafioso John Gotti.

Producers optioned the life rights to the principals' stories about the sting operation that brought down the mob kingpin.

The picture now has a greenlight and is expected to begin production early next year.

Sarangel