Actor Armand Assante and Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston are scheduled to meet this afternoon at City Hall to discuss potential film projects in the Friendly City.
The Emmy Award-winner participated Friday in the 16th annual Phil Galvano Golf Classic at the Legacy Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch.
Assante won an Emmy for playing the titular mafia boss in the HBO movie “Gotti.”
He shared the screen with Demi Moore in “Striptease,” battled Sylvester Stallone in “Judge Dredd” and more recently appeared in the acclaimed Denzel Washington/Russell Crowe drama “American Gangster.”
Assante sat down with the Bradenton Herald in December while in Lakewood Ranch to film “Blind Pass,” the second independent, feature-length film by Sarasota-based Midnight Pass Productions and writer/producer/director Steve Tatone.
“I think this could be an incredible film area,” Assante said of Manatee County.