ABOUT BATES: A TRUE URBAN LEGEND – Based on a true story, when corrupt Philly vice-cop, vigilante, and strongman, Killer Bates, is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he forces his nephew, a young lawyer, to take down his life’s story and pursues an alleged Nazi masquerading as a Jew.
The true story of crazy, intimidating, Marvin Batoff, known by his admirers and enemies alike as “King ofthe Jews.” Obsessed with the Holocaust and protecting the Jewish people, he was a corrupt Philly cop born to South Philly’s gritty streets before World War II. The film tracks his life as a cop, the crazy stunts he pulled and his dark, underground ventures as a Jewish vigilante. Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Marvin hunts down Hans Dortman, an Auschwitz guard, Marvin believes is living in Northeast Philly masquerading as a Jew. This flawed, yet arresting protagonist is Death Wish meets the Jewish Django. About Bates is a haunting reminder of how evil can change a man.
The screenplay has been completed. Production partners welcome