Steve Buscemi, the new-old boss of Atlantic City
Next year, HBO will begin airing 11 episodes of Boardwalk Empire, a new series set during prohibition and starring Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, a Jersey gangster and politician (is that redundant?) who rules Atlantic City.
This should be good. Martin Scorsese directed the pilot, and he’s teaming up with Mark Wahlberg and Terence Winter (a writer for The Sopranos) as producers.
The series is based
on the book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City, by Nelson Johnson. It also stars Dabney Coleman, Michael Pitt and Kelly MacDonald.