Friday, October 14, 2022

Martin Scorsese to Direct GANGS OF NEW YORK TV Series

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Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese will executive produce and direct an upcoming TV series based on his 2002 film of the same name, which in turn was based on Herbert Asbury"s 1927 nonfiction book. Scorsese will helm the first two episodes.

The series was developed internally at Miramax TV and the script is penned by playwright and TV writer Brett Leonard ("Taboo", "Fear the Walking Dead"). The show is a new take on the story with new characters that were not featured in the movie.

Scorsese was previously attached to a 2013 small screen adaptation of "The Gangs of New York" from Miramax and GK Films that would have explored organized gangs not only in New York but in other cities such as Chicago and New Orleans and chronicle the birth of organized crime in America.

Scorsese's managers Rick Yorn and Chris Donnelly are also executive producing the upcoming show. The project will be taken out to buyers later this month.

"Gangs of New York" starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz. The film received 10 Oscar nominations, and grossed $193.7 million worldwide against a budget of $100 million.

Scorsese is also producing the Hulu adaptation of Erik Larson's "Devil in the White City" which was originally set to be directed by Todd Field and starring Keanu Reeves. Both dropped out of the project recently. Scorsese's next film, "Killers of the Flower Moon", is expected to premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.


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