Ruth Wilson is teaming with Lena Dunham and Dennis Lehane for an HBO limited series based on the Stitcher podcast “Mob Queens.”
Wilson will play Anna Genovese, the wife of infamous crime boss Vito Genovese. The series is currently in development.
“Mob Queens” tells the story of Anna Genovese (Wilson), most widely known as the second wife of infamous crime boss Vito Genovese and a fixture in the Village’s drag bar scene in the 1930s who later broke Cosa Nostra law when she spilled the illegal dealings of her husband in divorce hearings.
Dunham will co-write, direct and executive produce under her Good Thing Going banner. In addition to starring, Wilson will executive produce via Lady Lazarus. Lehane will co-write and executive produce. Michael Seligman and Jessica Bendinger, who created and hosted the podcast, will executive produce. Michael P. Cohen, Ryan Selzer and Emily Hildner will also executive produce.
Wilson is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, Hamilton Hodell, Relevant and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Dunham is repped by CAA, ID and Hansen Jacobson.
Lehane is best known as the author of numerous books that have been adapted into movies including “Gone Baby Gone,” “Shutter Island,” “Mystic River,” “Live by Night” and “The Drop.”