ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The black comedy "I Love You to Death" about Frances Toto's efforts to kill her husband, Tony, is no laughing matter for a hit man portrayed in the film by River Phoenix.
Toto spent four years in prison for the attempts on her husband's life. The Totos then reunited and sold the rights to their story to a production company for an undisclosed sum.
Tracey Ullman and Kevin Kline star as the Totos. Phoenix plays a character based on the hit man, Anthony Bruno.
"The problem I have with it is I have to live every day of my life knowing I tried to hurt someone. To me, that is no joke," Bruno said.
Bruno, 28, was released on parole Jan. 1 after serving 5 1/2 years in prison for trying to murder Toto, a former pizza shop owner from Allentown.