According to Variety, Gary Oldman, Malin Akerman and Milo Ventimiglia are going to headline the gangster film, Criminal Empire for Dummys.

Michael Clarke Duncan and Harvey Keitel are also attached to this project. Cliff Dorfman (Warrior) is going to make his feature directorial debut from a script he wrote.

The story follows a charismatic young man (Ventimiglia) who gives "the do's and don'ts of running a criminal empire" via flashbacks to his own rise from a tough childhood and life in the ghetto to his eventual position as a multinational drug lord.

The independent film will start shooting in late March in New Orleans.