AMC Developing GOODFELLAS TV Series
Martin Scorsese's classic 1990 mob film Goodfellas is on its way to getting a TV series adaptation. AMC, the network behind the incredible series Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead has started development on a new mob series. Goodfellas is also an adaptation of the non-fiction book Wiseguy. The author of the novel, Nicholas Pileggi, will co-write the series alongside TV writer-producer Jorge Zamacona (Homicide: Life On The Street).
I love the story and film that this series will be based off of, and I think it will make for a pretty awesome show. TV could use another solid mob series. It will be interesting to see who ends up getting cast in it, and how they will develop the story for TV. The story follows the rise and fall of the Lucchese crime family associate Henry Hill, played by Ray Liotta in the film, and his friends from 1955 to 1980.
What do you all think about Goodfellas getting a small screen adaptation?
Here's a description from the book:
"At the age of twelve my ambition was to become a gangster. To be a wiseguy. Being a wiseguy was better than being President of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world." -- Henry Hill
Wiseguy is Nicholas Pileggi's remarkable bestseller, the most intimate account ever printed of life inside the deadly high-stakes world of what some people call the Mafia. Wiseguy is Henry Hill's story, in fascinating, brutal detail, the never-before-revealed day-to-day life of a working mobster -- his violence, his wild spending sprees, his wife, his mistresses, his code of honor.
Henry Hill knows where a lot of bodies are buried, and he turned Federal witness to save his own life. The mob is still hunting him for what he reveals inWiseguy: hundreds of crimes including arson, extortion, hijacking, and the $6 million Lufthansa heist, the biggest successful cash robbery in U.S. history, which led to ten murders. A firsthand account of the secret world of the mob,
Wiseguy is more compelling than any novel.