Brancato gets first role since jail
Yonkers resident Lillo Brancato Jr. is getting his first major movie role just over a year since he left prison.
The movie "Back in the Day" will be written and produced by William DeMeo, who worked with Brancato on "A Bronx Tale" and "The Sopranos." It follows the story of teen growing up on the streets of Brooklyn, who strives to become a professional boxer.
Brancato, 38, served an eight-year stint in prison for his role in the killing of NYPD Officer Daniel Enchautegui during a botched robbery.
PBA president Patrick Lynch released a statement this afternoon on behalf of the New York City Patrolmen's Benevolent Association saying, "We will never be able to forgive and forget the role that junkie Lillo Brancato played in the death of hero Police Officer Daniel Enchautegui. To that end, we ask all right-thinking people not to support this thug's acting career by avoiding this movie and any project in which he is involved."