Richie Stephens has turned his real-life path to redemption, from Irish gangster to an actor with visitor roles on collection like “NCIS” and “Blue Bloods,” into the upcoming e-book “The Gangster’s Information to Sobriety: My Life in 12 Steps.” And now, “Silicon Valley” co-creators John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have signed on to develop a TV collection based mostly on the private account, with Stephens concerned as properly.
“The Gangster’s Information to Sobriety,” set to be launched on Could 24 by Publish Hill Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster, tells the true story of Stephens’ involvement with drug trafficking, kidnapping, and theft (together with different misdeeds that he alludes to), adopted by his path away from that world by way of appearing.
Altschuler and Krinsky will growing Stephens’ story for TV by way of the e-book, which they helped write with Stephens. “Hopefully if folks see that somebody as fucked up as me may change their life, then there may be hope for anybody,” Stephens stated in an announcement.
Stephens’ appearing credit additionally embody “Days of Our Lives,” “MacGyver,” “Main Crimes” and “Legal Minds.” No shock, he usually performs hardened gangsters and criminals.
“That is simple for him as a result of he was a drug trafficker, kidnapper, drug addict, alcoholic, and all-around prison himself,” says the advertising and marketing blurb for the e-book. “His life twisted and turned in harrowing self-destructive adventures that took him from his native Eire to San Francisco, Australia, and eventually, Los Angeles, coalescing right into a basic story of a person making an attempt to run from his issues by shifting to new and extra unique places — a tough and painful realization that comes at some extent through which he’s about to take his personal life. The one cause there’s a story to inform is as a result of he didn’t. As a substitute, he discovered assist, and in doing so, discovered himself. Greater than that, he discovered that assist is available in totally different types, and oftentimes it simply takes the fitting thought to hit on the proper time for all of it to make sense.”
Altschuler and Krinsky are additionally recognized for writing the Will Ferrell comedy “Blades of Glory,” working as government producers and showrunners on the animated collection “King of the Hill,” and co-creating the George Lopez sitcom “Lopez.”
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