Monday, August 31, 2009

"Barry Minkow" lands actor for title role

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Justin Baldoni has been cast in the title role of "Barry Minkow," the true-life story of a young entrepreneur busted for rnning a Ponzi scheme.

Baldoni ("Everwood," "Heroes") joins James Caan, Armand Assante, Mark Hamill and Ving Rhames in the indie film, which is currently shooting in Los Angeles.

Minkow, who ran a successful carpet company, ZZZZ Best, experienced a religious conversion while imprisoned for fraud. He became a pastor and did anti-fraud work with the FBI.

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