Outfit drama a chance Mike Starr to play the boss

Mike Starr has done his share of mob movies. The veteran character actor and onetime Chicagoan starred in the local “Osso Bucco” and has done supporting turns in “Goodfellas” and dozens of features and TV shows.

When the young filmmakers of Beverly Ridge Pictures approached him in 2007 to co-star in their take on the genre, “Chicago Overcoat,” everything clicked.

“I liked the chance to play a South Side guy who talked like people I knew, to put another regionalism on film,” Starr says. Plus he’d get to work again with old friends Frank Vincent, Armand Assante, and Danny Goldring. And he’d get to play a boss for once.

“Chicago Overcoat” on Tuesday opened the 2010 season of the Midwest Independent Film Festival.

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