Mickey Cohen was a former boxer who became an associate of Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel. He was a man about Los Angeles, and also a suspected sociopath who caused a great deal of harm to those he came in contact with.
Warner Bros. is also moving forward on the Al Capone biopic Cicero, which looks at the gangster's earlier years. The studio is now wanting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 director David Yates to helm the screenplay, which was written by Walon Green. No offer has been made by the studio at this time.