This is quite the cast of characters.
Director Steve Stanulis, a former bodyguard who in 2016 had a highly publicized falling out with his boss Kanye West, is working on a documentary called “Wasted Talent.”
The film explores the lives of celebs who achieve fame at a young age. One of its subjects is Lillo Brancato, the “Bronx Tale” star who went to prison for his involvement in a robbery that left a police officer dead. It also features Caron Bernstein, the ex-model who made headlines last week when she told the Daily News that she’d been sexually assaulted by fashion photographer Terry Richardson, which he denied. Former nightclub owner Noel Ashman is producing the film.
“The primary focus on the film is ‘A Bronx Tale’ actor Lillo Brancato, Jr.,” according to a source familiar with the project. We’re told Bernstein has already filmed her scenes and our insider doesn’t believe that she discussed her run in with Richardson for the documentary.
“Bernstein spoke powerfully about her journey to stardom at the age of l4 when she came to America after winning a top modeling contest,” says our insider.
“A Bronx Tale” star Lillo Brancato, Jr. will also be in the documentary.
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We’re also told that producers are expecting to speak with former New Jersey Net Jayson Williams, who served 18-months in prison for shooting a limo driver, who died at the basketball star’s 30,000 square foot home.
Our insider says the film will also include Ethan Browne, the actor son of musician Jackson Browne and gossip reporter A.J. Benza, whose “Fame is a Bitch” podcast frequently details his outrageous dealings with President Trump and Harvey Weinstein.
Stanulis and Ashman recently completed filming “Clinton Street,” which stars Ice T and features appearances by Bo Dietl and Eric Roberts. We’re told that “Wasted Talent” is three months into production and expected to be released in 2018.
With Brian Niemitz