The stars came out for Danny A’s ‘Mob Town’ premiere
Danny A has built an impressive resume throughout his career, working with some of the greats of cinema. He’s highly selective when it comes to the projects he works on, and the quality shines throughout his work. If you’ve read Film Daily more than once, you’ll realize we have a lot of love for his prodigious talent.
Danny A’s newest feature film, Mob Town, which stars Abeckaser alongside David Arquette, Jennifer Esposito, PJ Byrne, Robert Davi, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler and was released this month. The premiere event on Friday, December 13th was Danny’s next success after a small but pivotal role in The Irishman, the much anticipated Scorsese film.
Mob Town is inspired by an ill-fated Mafia summit meeting in 1957 in the small town of Apalachin, New York. State Trooper Edgar Croswell (Arquette) became suspicious that mobsters were gathering at the rural estate of Joseph Barbara (Abeckaser). Croswell called in reinforcements and set up a roadblock.
The mobsters, including prominent New York bosses Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino, Joe Profaci and Joe Bonanno panicked, trying to flee the scene. The event revealed once and for all that the Mafia existed in America, forcing once-skeptical FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to ramp up his agency’s efforts to fight organized crime.
Mob Town hosted its official LA premiere at the Los Angeles Film School, hit theaters nationwide and VOD on Friday, December 13th, 2019. The movie was written by Jon Carlo and Joe Gilford. Distributed by Saban Films, rated R.
Abeckaser’s first foray into cinema was 2010’s critically acclaimed Holy Rollers. Directed by Kevin Achs, Danny stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha in a story about a young Orthodox Jewish man who is lured into becoming an ecstasy dealer by a friend linked to an Israeli drug cartel.
Following the film’s success, Danny went on to play Dino Lapron in The Iceman, appearing alongside Ray Liotta, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, and James Franco.
Abeckaser continued the momentum, writing and co-producing the film Club Life, loosely based on his own experiences as a New York nightclub power player. With several successful films under his belt, Danny was given the opportunity to work alongside the legendary Martin Scorsese on The Wolf of Wall Street. We got to have a chat with Danny about his illustrious career here.
On Friday the 13th, talents such as Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, David Arquette, Cami Morrone, Brandon Thomas Lee, PJ Byrne, and many more descended on Hollywood for the premiere of the Danny A. Abeckaser directed film which also hit theatres on the same day.
Mob Town cast members including star David Arquette, who was joined by sisters Patricia Arquette (and boyfriend Eric White), Rosanna Arquette, the film’s director, producer and co-star Danny A. Abeckaser (The Irishman), P.J. Byrne (Big Little Lies), Kyle Stefanski, Caitlin Mehner (Proven Innocent), Sasha Feldman (Get Shorty), Stevie Guttman, Vincent Laresca (Shades of Blue), Gino Cafarelli (Cruise), Rodney Rinks, Diana Madison, George V. Andreakos, Jon Carlo (who also co-wrote the film), Nick Cordero, and Antje Utgaard.
Mob Town’s child stars are David Gabay, Ella Gabay, Mia Gabay, Film Composer Lionel Cohen, producer B.D. Gunnell, and more attended the premiere. Also in attendance to support was actress Cami Morrone, Brandon Thomas Lee (of The Hills and star of the upcoming feature Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story – which is Abeckaser’s next film), Frankie Delgado (The Hills), Natasha Alam, Massi Furlan, E. G. Daily, Ben Lyons, Danny Strong (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), comedian Mike Young, James Pitt, Emily Trosclair, Yi Zhou, Crispin Alapag (“Get Shorty”), Alex Rose Wiesel, Ken Paves, Sam Evans, Charlene Roxborough, Ella Rose, Derek Warburton, Chelsea Grayson, and more.
Guests at the premiere enjoyed Butterfinger Candy Pop popcorn snacks and PATHWATER. Attendees then celebrated after the screening at an after-party nearby in Hollywood at Tao Group’s Luchini Pizza + Bar in Hollywood. The fete’s featured cocktail was “The Mob Town Old Fashioned.” Partygoers enjoyed delicious specialty and classic pizzas, along with a full array of bar offerings and Peroni beer.