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Goodfellas gets a TV series

January 13th, 2012 by Paddy Comments

It’s been confirmed that AMC is making a TV series based on Martin Scorsese’s film Goodfellas. No word on the great man’s involvement yet but there is some reassuring news in that Nicolas Pillegi who wrote the book Wise Guys that the film’s based on, and also co-wrote the movie script will be co-writing the pilot.

It’s unlikely we’ll see De Niro or Pesci involved given their age but given the advances in quality TV drama, as well as the fact that Scorsese’s dabbled in the small screen with Boardwalk Empire, we wouldn’t write anything off just yet.

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