‘Who The Fuck’s Stoppin’ Ya??’ HBO’s Trailer For BOARDWALK EMPIRE, From Scorsese And SOPRANOS' Winter & Buscemi!!
I am – Hercules!!
HBO has on tap for this autumn 12 episodes of “Boardwalk Empire,” including a pilot produced and directed by Martin Scorsese from a teleplay by Terrence Winter (“The Sopranos”).
“Boardwalk,” about the rise of gambling in Atlantic City in the 1920s, is based on the book "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City" by Nelson Johnson.
“Sopranos” actor-director Steve Buscemi (“Youth In Revolt”) plays the cunning Nucky Johnson, who runs a liquor distribution ring at the onset of Prohibition. Scotland-born Kelly Macdonald (“No Country For Old Men”) plays Margaret, a brainy Irish immigrant who marries the wrong man to get out of her parents' house. Dabney Coleman (“The Guardian”) plays Johnson mentor Commodore Kaestner.
Other players include Michael K. Williams ("The Wire"), Gretchen Mol ("3:10 To Yuma"), Robert Clohessy ("New Amsterdam"), Tracy Middendorf ("MIssion: Impossible III"), Max Casella ("The Sopranos"), and Anna Katarina (2009's "Star Trek").
The pilot marks Scorsese’s first non-documentary directorial effort for television since the 1986 “Mirror Mirror” episode of “Amazing Stories,” which starred Sam Waterston.
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March 16, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST
Plus an Omar sighting
March 16, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST
This just sounds like a perfect combination. HBO is doing their best to get people hooked between this, the Pacific, and the Game of Thrones. <p> Should be some great TV coming for the next couple of years.
March 16, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST
Crazy that HBO not only has Scorsese, Winter and Buscemi doing this show about gambling, they've also got Mann, Milch and Hoffman doing another one!
March 16, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST
by Liberty Valance
Who wants an emerald whip? Emerald whip? Emerald whip? Three emerald whips!
March 16, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST
by Samuel Fulmer
A better episode of Amazing Stories, except the terrible ending. Sort of showed off a lot of camera stuff Scorsese would do later in Cape Fear.
March 16, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST
The greatest fictional character of the century, so far.
March 16, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST
"Why do I have to be Mr. Pink?"
March 16, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST
That Scorsese guy aint bad either.
March 16, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST
What about Shannon? He'a greeat actor, and I don't think you mentioned him!
March 16, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST
Holy crap talk about a bunch of my favorite things smooshed into one project. Scorsese and Winter alone would be enough to make me watch, but when you throw in Buscemi, the super foxy Kelly Macdonald and OMAR, it becomes an absolutely cannot miss event.
March 16, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST
Hope she don't fuck up the Oirish accent a la Cameron Diaz in Gangs of New York. Nice tits mind.
March 16, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST
So good on paper that sod's law says it turns out a mess. Also I love The Sopranos as much as anyone but since when did that become what Buscemi is most famous for?
March 16, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST
March 16, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST
Winter is the name of a person. I'll be quiet now.
March 16, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST
if they did a live action Ren and Stimpy movie, Buchemi would be a great Ren. I mean imagine that face, with a bit of motion capture animation and BINGO!
March 16, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST
definitely going to watch this. i wasn't going to bite just because scorsese's involved, but that looked great.
March 16, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST
otherwise known as Doogie Howser's Max Casella
March 16, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST
this looks like a great series, cant wait to see more
March 16, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST
This looks like it might be real good. But as much as I loved Omar, he can't really be considered the greatest character on TV because there was no real development there. His character never really evolved. Still, Michael Williams is a great actor and I'd love to see him in something else.
March 16, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST
Got something against him, Herc?
March 16, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST
Really? I mean... really?
March 16, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST
Al Capone is casting I like. That guy is a really underrated actor.
March 16, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST
buscemi, pitt, mol....good cast
March 16, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST
I looked all over for this preview, damn stinkin great! What is that fine music???
March 16, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST
Straight Up and Down; found it. Good one, boys!
March 16, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST
Criminally underused in this day and age...can't wait for this!
March 16, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST
March 16, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST
Just left the set of this series and you can add Chris McDonald to the cast list. Attention to even the most minute details/props that most people will not even notice. Looks to be a sure winner all the way!
March 17, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST
Seriously, what the fuck?
March 17, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST
Herc will be talking about Buscemi's "roll"
March 17, 2010, 6:18 a.m. CST
Most underrated rack in Hollywood - by a long shot.
March 17, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST
Scottish-born? You mean the way Michael Caine is English-born?
March 17, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST
Nice to see this guy finally getting the recognition he deserves. Graham has spent a good few years honing his craft and is one of our best exports and thankfully has so far not gone the obvious route of playing a bad guy in a shitty action picture. Looking forward to this, should be quality gotta love HBO, wish the BBC took a few pointers from those guys.
March 18, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST
Love Michael Shannon, Kelly MacDonald, Steve Buscemi...but can not for the life of me understand why Michael Pitt continues to be hired. I'm surprised he's not up for Captain America.
March 18, 2010, 1:37 a.m. CST
... with a straight face that Michael Pitt isn't a good actor.
March 18, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST
This looks like it could be amazing ,(actors and director etc...) Its so good to be able to be positive about something new on this website , cool news indeed .....(fingers crossed)
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