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Vincent D'Onofrio to star in Epix's 'Godfather of Harlem'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"Jurassic World" star has joined the cast of crime drama series "Godfather of Harlem".

The 59-year-old joins winner in the project which was given a straight-to-series order by Epix network early this year.

The 10-episode show will narrate the true story of crime boss (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned after 10 years in prison to find the neighbourhood he once ruled in shambles.

will play Vincent "Chin" Gigante, a former professional boxer, who is considered dimwitted and who works his way from enforcer/hitman to top boss of the Genovese crime family, according to The

Whitaker will also serve as an producer via his company

and will serve as writers and producers.

Production will begin later this year with an eye towards a 2019 premiere.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 09:50 IST