Danbury Trashers movie to star ‘Stranger Things’ actor, Deadline reports – Danbury News Times

Danbury Trashers movie to star ‘Stranger Things’ actor, Deadline reports – Danbury News Times

David Harbour attends The Olivier Awards 2022 with MasterCard at the Royal Albert Hall on April 10, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for SOLT)
In this file photo, James Galante watches from his private box on the opening night of the Trasher’s first season in Danbury.(2004) The Danbury Trashers are the subject of a new documentary, “Untold: Crime and Penalties,” on Netflix.
A.J. Galante, owner of Champs Boxing Club, in Danbury, Conn. Netflix is releasing a documentary on the Trashers, a minor league hockey expansion team in the United Hockey League (UHL). the team was bought by James Galante who made A. J. Galante, 17-years-old at the time, president and general manager. Thursday, August 26, 2021.
“Stranger Things” star David Harbour is taking a break “fighting the upside down world” and starring in a new film on Connecticut minor league hockey team, the Danbury Trashers, according to Deadline.
“The Trashers” is based on the true story on Trashers owner with mafia ties, Jimmy Galante. In 2004, local garbage magnate bought the team for his 17-year-old son, A.J Galante.
“I feel so lucky to be working with David. He’s a magnificent actor and the perfect Jimmy Galante because he’s truly tough and impossibly warm,” said movie director Cooper Raiff to Deadline.
People outside the Danbury city lines were introduced to the team in late August of last year when Netflix released a new episode of the documentary series called “Untold.” The series offered “fresh eyes to epic tales from the wide world of sports.” The episode of the five-part series, “Untold: Crime & Penalties,” highlighted the story of the Danbury Trashers known for its brawls at Danbury Ice Arena.
Once the Netflix documentary started trending, even rapper Drake took notice and posted two pictures on Instagram wearing a Trashers jersey on Sept. 4, 2021. The posts have over 4 million likes combined as of today.
For those who don’t know, the Trashers, known as “The Bad Boys of Hockey,” was an infamous minor league hockey team that played at the Danbury Ice Arena in 2004-06.
The team was a huge success as fans rushed to the arena to see the famous fights — until June 2006. That’s when the FBI raided Jimmy Galante’s transfer station. He was indicted, alongside the former Waterbury mayor and Matthew “The Horse” Ianniello, a high-ranking member of the Genovese crime family, on charges related to unfairly controlling the garbage industry. 
According to Deadline, Raiff will direct from a script by Adam R. Perlman who wrote the Showtime show, Billions. They will begin filming in the fall and will release on Apple TV+.
 

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