By DON KAPLAN
April 19, 2007 — The creator of “Law & Order” is hoping to get a hit out of the alleged Mafia cops.
Dick Wolf, the brains behind the long-running TV crime dramas, has optioned rights to the book “The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia,” the tale of Stephen Caracappa and Louis Eppolito.
Wolf says he is exploring how to turn the book into a new series, a possible “Law & Order” spin-off or a series of TV movies.
“I’m not even sure if we’re going to use it, it’s still early, this could go any number of ways,” Wolf said.
While the book is about how Caracappa and Eppolito allegedly led double lives both as peace officers and cold-blooded killers, Wolf said he would focus on co-author William Oldham.
The former cop once worked alongside Caracappa, and years later led a team of special investigators who found enough evidence to arrest Caracappa and Eppolito.