EXCLUSIVE: Scream and Never Been Kissed star David Arquette is attached as a lead in Apalachin, an indie feature being directed by Danny A. Abeckaser from a script penned by Abeckaser and Jon Carlo. Shooting began Monday ahead of a planned 2019 release.

Based on a 1957 true story, the plot follows local trooper Ed Croswell (Arquette), who foils the plans of mobster Vito Genovese, who organized 50 of his friends and colleagues to converge upon the rural town of Apalachin in upstate New York for a summit. Croswell’s actions unknowingly exposed the mob to the American public and changed the face of law enforcement forever.

Jennifer Esposito, Robert Davi, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, PJ Byrne and Abeckaser co-star.

Abeckaser is also producing the pic via his 2B Productions as his follow-up to First We Take Brooklyn, the indie starring Harvey Keitel, Abeckaser and AnnaLynne McCord that bowed earlier this year.

Arquette, recently seen in indies Survivors Guide to Prison and Saving Flora, just wrapped The Miseducation of Bindu, the winning title from Mark and Jay Duplass’ Campaign to find America’s Next Generation of Indie Filmmakers. He’s repped by Avalon and APA.