Actor Tom Sizemore talks ‘Durant’s Never Closes’ in Phoenix

Dec 19, 2014, 7:27 PM | Updated: Dec 20, 2014, 9:04 am

The Internet Movie Database says “Durant’s Never Closes” is the story of a mobster and ladies man whose connections to the mafia “remain a mystery.”

Valley locals probably know about the steakhouse the movie is based on, as it’s been a Phoenix staple for decades. But how Durant’s will be portrayed, to quote the IMDb description, still remains a mystery.

Actor Tom Sizemore was in Phoenix recently to elaborate a little more about the film, scheduled to release in 2015 according to IMDb.

Sizemore will play Phoenix restaurateur Jack Durant, who he said is “quite a character in Phoenix history.”

The acclaimed actor said he thought it was a “terrific script” by Phoenix native Travis Mills. Mills will also direct the film.

“Jack Durant was kind of a larger-than-life kind of guy,” said Sizemore. “He ran a quintessential Phoenix restaurant for all the Phoenix power brokers and celebrities from out of town, and it ran like clockwork. He was the restaurant, but he had some demons, and in the movie you can see what was kind of troubling him.”

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Scottsdale businessman found guilty on federal tax evasion charges

A Scottsdale businessman was found guilty on three counts of federal tax evasion on Friday, and his sentencing is set for Dec. 5.
21 hours ago
(Facebook Photo / Arizona Department of Transportation)...
KTAR.com

State Route 88 improvement along 11-mile gravel section begins this week

ADOT and the Tonto National Forest's project will improve SR 88's resilience during rainfall, limiting the repairs needed after flooding.
21 hours ago
This illustration made available by Johns Hopkins APL and NASA depicts NASA's DART probe, upper rig...
Associated Press

NASA spacecraft smashes into asteroid for defense test

A NASA spacecraft rammed an asteroid at blistering speed Monday in an unprecedented dress rehearsal for the day a killer rock menaces Earth.
21 hours ago
Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a bill signing in Phoenix, Arizona, April 15, 2021...
Associated Press

Valid signature numbers debated in Arizona voucher challenge

Supporters of an expansion of Arizona’s private school voucher system said public school advocates failed to file enough signatures to temporarily block the law.
21 hours ago
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs com...
Associated Press

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema defends bipartisanship at McConnell Center

Members of Congress face "intense pressure" to play to the extreme elements of their own party, Kyrsten Sinema argued in a speech.
21 hours ago
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)...
KTAR.com

Ron Wolfley breaks down Cardinals’ perplexing offensive performance in loss to Rams

Radio analyst and host Ron Wolfley joined KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show on Monday to break down the Cardinals' loss to the Rams.
21 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
...
Dr. Richard Carmona

Great news: Children under 5 can now get COVID-19 vaccine

After more than two years of battle with an invisible killer, we can now vaccinate the youngest among us against COVID-19. This is great news.
(Courtesy Condor)...
Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines shows passion for destinations from Sky Harbor with new-look aircraft

Condor Airlines brings passion to each flight and connects people to their dream destinations throughout the world.
Actor Tom Sizemore talks ‘Durant’s Never Closes’ in Phoenix