Peter Facinelli to star in TV series based on crime boss Whitey Bulger's enforcer

October 31st, 2013 9:30pm EDT

Peter Facinelli Actor Peter Facinelli is set to star in a gritty new TV series about U.S. crime boss Whitey Bulger's enforcer Eddie MacKenzie.

The Twilight star, whose role has yet to be announced, will also executive produce the show, which is based on MacKenzie’s memoir titled Street Soldier: My Life As An Enforcer For Whitey Bulger And The Boston Irish Mob.

The series will chronicle how the boxer and drug dealer managed to leave Bulger's gang without being killed, according to

Street Soldier is not the only Bulger project in the works - Matt Damon is set to star as the notorious gangster in an untitled film directed by pal Ben Affleck, while Johnny Depp was previously attached to the lead role in Black Mass, but has reportedly dropped out.

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