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‘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

    Looks Awesome!

    by ColeTrickle

    Plus an Omar sighting

  • March 16, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Scorcese, Winter and HBO!

    by ForkTongue

    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

    High hopes for this.

    by rosasaks

    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

    Green booze!

    by Liberty Valance

    Who wants an emerald whip? Emerald whip? Emerald whip? Three emerald whips!

  • March 16, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Just saw Mirror Mirror recently

    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


    by Box_Bruceleitner

    The greatest fictional character of the century, so far.

  • March 16, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    "You're not Mr. Purple...You're Mr. Pink!"

    by skycrapper

    "Why do I have to be Mr. Pink?"

  • March 16, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Gretchen Mol is a Delight

    by ZoeFan

    That Scorsese guy aint bad either.

  • March 16, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    looks damn good

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    What about Shannon? He'a greeat actor, and I don't think you mentioned him!

  • March 16, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Is there any way this could suck?

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    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

    Kelly Macdonald.

    by alan_poon

    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

    Sounds perfect

    by kurgan1

    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

    What Exactly Is A...

    by fedrich519

    Soprano's Winter?

  • March 16, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    ...OK Nevermind

    by fedrich519

    Winter is the name of a person. I'll be quiet now.

  • March 16, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    I always thought...

    by RockLobster800

    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


    by RedHorseVector

    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

    The Sopranos' Max Casella

    by jim

    otherwise known as Doogie Howser's Max Casella

  • March 16, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Omar!! Looks great!

    by ls420

    this looks like a great series, cant wait to see more

  • March 16, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Omar Comin'!

    by _Maltheus_

    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

    Michael Pitt is the lead

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Got something against him, Herc?

  • March 16, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    No development on Omar?

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Really? I mean... really?

  • March 16, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Stephen Graham as

    by slimballs

    Al Capone is casting I like. That guy is a really underrated actor.

  • March 16, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    this could be good

    by brabon300

    buscemi, pitt, mol....good cast

  • March 16, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Shown before the Pacific

    by IamZardoz

    I looked all over for this preview, damn stinkin great! What is that fine music???

  • March 16, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Brian Jonestown Massacre!

    by IamZardoz

    Straight Up and Down; found it. Good one, boys!

  • March 16, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Dabney Colemane=

    by Somerichs

    Criminally underused in this day and age...can't wait for this!

  • March 16, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Make that Coleman... :)

    by Somerichs

  • March 16, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Another McDonald.

    by film11

    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

    Why not mention Michael Pitt?

    by boyalien

    Seriously, what the fuck?

  • March 17, 2010, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Next thing you know

    by boyalien

    Herc will be talking about Buscemi's "roll"

  • March 17, 2010, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Gretchen Mol ?

    by Itchy

    Most underrated rack in Hollywood - by a long shot.

  • March 17, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Kelly MacDonald

    by PrivateIron

    Scottish-born? You mean the way Michael Caine is English-born?

  • March 17, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Stephen Graham

    by true_natures_child

    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

    Mostly a great cast

    by brainstormjmw

    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

    Watch Last Days and Dreamers and then tell me...

    by RedJester

    ... with a straight face that Michael Pitt isn't a good actor.

  • March 18, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by blackflowerX

    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)