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Whitey Bulger film will attract those affected by him to casting call

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The Whitey Bulger story is producing quite a few books and films, including Black Mass. And this weekend, as possibly hundreds of people try to get a role in the film, one woman will be trying to make sure her father's story is told correctly.

Luanne Litif is the daughter of Louis Litif, an associate of Bulger's who was found murdered on May 11, 1982. It was Luanne who found her dad's body, stuffed in the trunk of his car.

"I didn't see him, he was in a bag, so I didn't get to see him. They called the medical examiner. Took the car down to First Street where they identified him," she said.

Louis was not one of the 19 victims Bulger was charged with killing in his blockbuster trial last summer, but Luanne and her family prevailed in a wrongful death lawsuit against the government for its role in protecting Bulger as an FBI informant.

Luanne is concerned that when Hollywood takes on the Bulger story, he will be turned into some kind of hero, while her dad is portrayed as a thug. And when the casting directors come to Boston this weekend for a casting call, Luanne will be there, too. She wants to attend the call to be sure that her father is portrayed in the right way.

When asked why it meant so much to her to go down there and make sure things are done correctly, she said, "Because this is my father. This is a man nobody knows. Embellished only the negative in these books. There was a positive warmer side to this man."

She went on to say, "I miss him every single day. He didn't get to see his grandkids, his great grandchildren. He didn't get to see how well I'm doing. How well my brother is doing. He missed out on a lot. It's just not fair."

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