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Judi Lynn

(161,405 posts)
Sun Oct 21, 2018, 12:04 AM Oct 2018

Found by accident, info. on a new book, being made into a movie, re: Cuban Mafia (Miami).

The Corporation, a History of the Cuban Mob, Is a Made-in-Miami Story
DAVID MINSKY | MARCH 22, 2018 | 8:00AM

Miami has provided the setting for truly epic crime tales turned into movies, such as War Dogs and Blow. The upcoming film The Corporation tells the story of Cuban crime lord Jose Miguel Battle’s rise to power in the underworld. The project stars Benicio del Toro, is based on a history penned by best-selling author T.J. English, and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.

But none of it would've happened without a local film student.

Jose Daniel "J.D." Freixas, a Miami native who studied film at the University of Miami more than a decade ago, helped conceive the idea of Battle that would eventually turn into a much-anticipated book and Hollywood film production.

Freixas learned of Battle in 2006 while in school. He'd been following the story of the Cuban-American criminal organization known as La Corporación, or the Corporation, in the news. The group had working relationships with the Italian Mafia and raked in proceeds from gambling, drug trafficking, and other illegal enterprises, according to court documents. Battle was its leader.


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