SHOOTING FOR THE MOB
By Alex Ferrari
A bipolar gangster, a naive, young film director, and Batman. What could go wrong? Alex Ferrari is a first-time film director who just got hired to direct a $20 million feature film, the only problem is the film is about Jimmy, an egomaniacal gangster who wants the film to be about his life in the mob.
From the backwater towns of Louisiana to the Hollywood Hills, Alex is taken on a crazy misadventure through the world of the mafia and Hollywood. Huge movie stars, billion-dollar producers, studio heads and, of course, a few gangsters, populate this unbelievable journey down the rabbit hole of chasing your dream.
Would you sell your soul to the devil to make your dream come true? By the way, did we mention that this story is based on true events?, no, seriously it is.
"That Alex Ferrari's Shooting for the Mob is autobiographical is almost too much to believe -- but it makes his account all the more compelling. With a good dose of ironic self-awareness, Ferrari presents us with a film director's update of "Faust." In a "name-changed" story of making a bargain with the devil -- a devil in the very real personage of a mobster -- Ferrari spins the kind of wild tale that makes the reader laugh and cringe simultaneously."
- Jim Uhls (Screenwriter of Fight Club)