Poster & Official Synopsis For Pam Grier/Ving Rhames Crime Drama "Mafia"

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 17, 2012 11:41 AM
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Last May, I alerted you to a Pam Grier/Ving Rhames project titled Mafia, which Grier tweeted about at the time, as she was letting all her followers know what films she was starring in that were coming up.

At the time, a search revealed nothing about the film; its IMDB page was practically blank, it didn't even have a synopsis.

Fast-forward to today, almost 10 months later, and I was reminded of it while reading THIS February 16th profile of Grier in which she mentions the project again. 

So of course I researched it a second time to see if there was anything new online about it, and there most certainly is.

First, its IMDB page is much fuller than it was back then, listing a cast that also includes Persia White (from Girlfriends & Dysfuntional Friends fame), and about a dozen more names I'm not at all familiar with.

Second, the project does have a web presence via its distribution company's website, where I found the above min-poster (the full poster below, but I couldn't find a larger version) as well as an official synopsis for the film which reads:

It's the 70s and criminal boss Renzo and his crew wreak havoc across the streets, leaving bodies wherever they go. Detective Womack will stop at nothing to bring these thugs to justice, even if it means breaking the law. Starring Ving Rhames, Pam Grier, Robert Patrick, and Persia White, MAFIA delivers justice one bullet at a time.

Ving Rhames stars as Renzo; Pam Grier is Deterctive Womack. Not sure about what roles the others play.

Directed by Ryan Combs, who, according to his IMDB page, has worked with Rhames on a number of past occasions, the film is said to be in post-production with a 2012 release date likely.

There's a trailer on the distribution company's website, but it won't play.

But like previous Ryan Combs/Wing Rhames teamings, I'm guessing this one will also be a straight-to-dvd title; although under other circumstances, hearing that Ving Rhames and Pam Grier will be starring in a crime drama together would definitely get my attention. Just not as much this time.

I'll keep an eye on it though.

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8 Comments

  • Priss | August 13, 2012 2:15 AMReply

    What the hell is going on in this thread? LMFAO!!!

  • Felicia Richardson | June 8, 2012 1:12 PMReply

    Wow! Totally looking forward to Mafia coming out! Just saw the trailer and it really had me anticipating each move taken place. Also, is that a dude with tatoos on his face? Seriously bad ass! It was the scene with him & double d, looking like they kicking the shit out of somebody. I can't wait to see this movie, its about time the film game start to show fresh, black talent!
    One love!

  • POPCORN | March 19, 2012 12:31 AMReply

    VING'S STAND IN THIS MOVIE IS ALSO AN AUTHOR. HE HAS TWO BOOKS OUT. I FOUND ONE ON AMAZON, TITLED, MIND COFFEE. ITS VERY GOOD TOO!

  • "Real" | June 9, 2012 5:44 PM

    Stop trying promote your self on the blood, sweat & tears of Real actors, you corney ass nigga!!! That's not showing gratitude to them, for even giving your punk ass an opportunity! Ghetto hot sauce??? Sounds stupid & stereotypical-Jackass! Grow the fuck up & stop tooting your own horn...... FYI, if your shit is tight, than others will do that.....Bitch!!! And that's...REAL!

  • "GHETTO HOT SAUCE" | February 29, 2012 9:58 PMReply

    Many years ago I was shot in my arms and back, My heart stop beating and everything went black, Both my lungs collasped taking my breath away, I can never forget that hot summer Chicago day, See, I was only 14 caught up in urban war****** ------ Order my book Ghetto Hot Sauce to read more @ 724-334-8240

  • Ving Rhames' stand - in, Author and poet, Valdez Thompson. Yo, I had alot of fun working with Ving, Pam, Ryan, Persia, Melanie, and Sheila. This movie is very good and a dream come true in so many ways. What a cool cast man!!! Ving & Ryan got autograph copies of books titled "Ghetto Hot Sauce" & "Mind Coffee". This will always be my favorite movie. Its hot like my books!!!!! | February 29, 2012 9:44 PMReply

    WELCOME TO THE NEW MOVIE INDUSTRY IN MY CITY WHICH BREEDS THE CREATIVITY OF TALENT THATS PRETTY, RAW, AND GRITTY. PITTSBURGH IS THAT JEWEL OF A CITY WITH 3 RIVER CONNECTIONS LIKE WIZ, MAC MILLER AND ME! - VALDEZ IS COMING. - VALDEZ THOMPSON

  • Stick-up kid | June 9, 2012 5:59 PM

    Yo valdez, coffee head, goya bean or whatever your name is, I agree with Real! Stop gassing your head & stop trying to make a name off of somebodies, when your a nobody!!! Name dropping like you know these people personally! You wasn't even in the fucking movie ass wipe! Here's some mind coffee for your Ghetto hot bitchass...find the nearest bridge & jump off....Loser!

  • Donella | February 21, 2012 3:55 PMReply

    I'd like to watch it. Sometimes straight to DVD projects are surprisingly good. Animal [Ving Rhames, Taraji P. Henton, Terrance Howard] was very good.

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