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Scorsese directs Steve Buscemi in HBO's Boardwalk Empire

01.14.2010

BOARDWALK EMPIRE might be a new television series for HBO, but it has one hell of a director for the pilot. That director is the legendary Martin Scorsese.

Scorsese isn't the only thing the show has going for it though. It's actually written by THE SOPRANOS scribe Terence Winter. The series is based off the book from Nelson Johnson "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City".

As far as the story goes, here are the details that The Playlist gave:

"The series will detail the life and exploits of Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) who is based on the real life person Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, the "boss" of the Republican political machine that controlled Atlantic City from 1911 to 1941. The cast is rounded out by Gretchen Mol, who plays a showgirl involved with Nucky; Dabney Coleman who plays his mentor and Omar Little from "The Wire" (Michael K. Williams) playing somebody named Chalky White. And as some readers have pointed out, Michael Pitt and Michael Shannon appear in the teaser as well."

Looks like I have a new show to watch when fall comes round.

Extra Tidbit: I'd really like to hear more about one of Scorsese's other upcoming projects, THE RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
Source: The Playlist

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