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Get your shine box- Goodfellas the TV show in the works

01.10.2012

AMC's got the mob on its side. Deadline is reporting that the cable network, already home to such fantastic shows as "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad", will be getting a TV series based on GOODFELLAS.

Jorge Zamacona ("Homicide: Life on the Street") will co-write the TV series with Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote both "Wiseguy" and the script for "Goodfellas". They will executive produce with GOODFELLAS producer Irwin Winkler and his son David. Warner Bros's cable TV arm Warner Horizon Television is producing the series.

Those casting directors are going to have their work cut out for them, though- how do you hope to top the De Niro/Pesci/Liotta trifecta? Still, I don't have to point out how huge of a deal this is for AMC. GOODFELLAS is still considered one of the greatest mob movies of all time- hell, greatest movies of all time, period- and its name guarantees an audience for the show.

More as we hear it. For now, this reminds me that I really need to pick up the blu-ray of GOODFELLAS...

Source: Deadline

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