The film is based on the Charles Brandt nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses, which tells the story of Sheeran, a hitman who had ties to the Bufalino crime family and made claims on his deathbed that he had murdered iconic Teamster leader (and unsolved missing persons case) Jimmy Hoffa.
Deadline reports that Netflix shelled out 5 million for the film.
He was released on ,000 bail Monday and ordered to appear before a Riverside County judge on May 26.
While details in light of the transfer of rights are still up in the air, the film has a slew of massive names attached – in addition to De Niro as Sheeran, Al Pacino is set to play Hoffa, Joe Pesci to star as Russell Bufalino, and Harvey Keitel and Bobby Cannavale in other supporting roles.
They’re reportedly investigating ways to make the actors look younger for the series of flashbacks in the film, apparently à la .
The detective says the video shows the man, who also has dementia, resisting Fultz.
According to police, the woman who video taped the incident turned it over to nursing home staff.