The drama feature Zarra’s Law, starring The Sopranos star Tony Sirico, starts shooting in New York.
Finnish film maker Juha Wuolijoki (Christmas Story, a Scandinavian box office and sales phenom) directs. Joseph Scarpinito, who also co-wrote the script with Charles Kipps, produces alongside Wuolijoki for Scarpe Diem Productions and Snapper Films.
Alongside Sirico (Goodfellas), Zarra’s Law stars Brendan Fehr (Roswell, CSI: Miami, X-Men: First Class), Emmy Award winner Michael Badalucco (The Practice, Boardwalk Empire, O Brother Where Art Thou?), Erin Cummings (Spartacus: Blood & Sand), Wass Stevens (The Wrestler), Kathrine Narducci, Kelli Barrett, Brian Tarantina and the Academy Award nominees Renée Taylor (Alfie, The Nanny TV series) and Burt Young (Rocky, Chinatown).
Zarra’s Law is a compelling story of two brothers on opposite sides of the law. When one brother is murdered, the other, a retired police detective (Sirico), finds himself pulled back into the criminal world he left behind to solve the mystery surrounding his younger brother’s death.
Zarra’s Law is set for a 2013 release.
About Snapper Films: Juha Wuolijoki develops and produces projects through his company Snapper Films. His latest Scandinavian feature “Hella W” opened theatrically in January 2011 to the top of the local box office. His family feature “Christmas Story” was the top-grossing Finnish film of 2007 and has spread wider than any other Finnish live-action feature. The award-winning film has sold to 120 countries with theatrical releases in several territories including Spain, China, Canada, Greece, Poland, Sweden and Norway.
About Scarpe Diem Productions: Joseph Scarpinito’s newest venture, focuses on producing and creating quality feature films and original television and web series. Scarpinito also served as executive producer on Michael Imperioli’s directorial debut “The Hungry Ghosts” that opened the 2009 International Rotterdam Film Festival. In addition to Zarra’s Law, Scarpe Diem will soon launch its highly anticipated web channel – Red Fish on Fire.