Diesel fuels ‘Guilty’ pleasure

Mancini, McCrea script based on true story

Vin Diesel will star in “Find Me Guilty,” a Stratus-financed drama to be directed by Sidney Lumet in New York this October. Bob Yari is producing.

Based on a true story and scripted by T.J. Mancini and Robert McCrea, pic concerns a mobster who refuses to play the rat and instead defends himself in court.

Project was among those that Yari shopped for foreign financing at the Cannes Film Festival (Daily Variety, May 12). Diesel’s reps made his deal on Monday.

The film is a lower-budget undertaking than the likes of “Chronicles of Riddick,” “XXX” and “The Fast and the Furious,” all big-budget films that Diesel has recently toplined.

Diesel wanted to shoot a film with Lumet in Gotham, where the thesp began his career. There he served as a bouncer in clubs while waiting for his big break; eventually he got financing for his short film directing debut “Multi-Facial” and feature helming/acting debut “Strays.”

Diesel just wrapped “The Pacifier” for Disney/Spyglass, with Adam Shankman directing.

More Film

  • (L to R) Owen (CHRIS PRATT),

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Tops $700 Million Worldwide

    Vin Diesel will star in “Find Me Guilty,” a Stratus-financed drama to be directed by Sidney Lumet in New York this October. Bob Yari is producing. Based on a true story and scripted by T.J. Mancini and Robert McCrea, pic concerns a mobster who refuses to play the rat and instead defends himself in court. […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Feasts on $150 Million Opening

    Vin Diesel will star in “Find Me Guilty,” a Stratus-financed drama to be directed by Sidney Lumet in New York this October. Bob Yari is producing. Based on a true story and scripted by T.J. Mancini and Robert McCrea, pic concerns a mobster who refuses to play the rat and instead defends himself in court. […]

  • NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 23: (L-R)

    How Long Will TV and Film's Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

    Vin Diesel will star in “Find Me Guilty,” a Stratus-financed drama to be directed by Sidney Lumet in New York this October. Bob Yari is producing. Based on a true story and scripted by T.J. Mancini and Robert McCrea, pic concerns a mobster who refuses to play the rat and instead defends himself in court. […]

  • 'Ideal Home' Review: Steve Coogan, Paul

    Film Review: 'Ideal Home'

    Vin Diesel will star in “Find Me Guilty,” a Stratus-financed drama to be directed by Sidney Lumet in New York this October. Bob Yari is producing. Based on a true story and scripted by T.J. Mancini and Robert McCrea, pic concerns a mobster who refuses to play the rat and instead defends himself in court. […]

  • 'Calibre' Review: A Terrific, Intensely Terrifying

    Edinburgh Film Review: 'Calibre'

    Vin Diesel will star in “Find Me Guilty,” a Stratus-financed drama to be directed by Sidney Lumet in New York this October. Bob Yari is producing. Based on a true story and scripted by T.J. Mancini and Robert McCrea, pic concerns a mobster who refuses to play the rat and instead defends himself in court. […]

  • CHRIS PRATT stars as Owen in

    Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

    Vin Diesel will star in “Find Me Guilty,” a Stratus-financed drama to be directed by Sidney Lumet in New York this October. Bob Yari is producing. Based on a true story and scripted by T.J. Mancini and Robert McCrea, pic concerns a mobster who refuses to play the rat and instead defends himself in court. […]

  • Leung Chiu-wai

    Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

    Vin Diesel will star in “Find Me Guilty,” a Stratus-financed drama to be directed by Sidney Lumet in New York this October. Bob Yari is producing. Based on a true story and scripted by T.J. Mancini and Robert McCrea, pic concerns a mobster who refuses to play the rat and instead defends himself in court. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content