Wednesday, August 29, 2012

AMC Targets "Goodfellas" Prequel

Development continues on AMC's "Goodfellas" TV series, set before the events of director Martin Scorsese's 1990 film of the same name:

The "Goodfellas" TV series will focus on the early years of the characters growing up in the 1960's, by crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi, screenwriter of the original film and author of the 1986 non-fiction book "Wiseguy" . Pileggi is also producing the series with Jorge Zamacona and the film's producer Irwin Winkler.

Scorsese's "Goodfellas" followed the rise and fall of low-life crime family associates 'Henry Hill' and his 'friends'  1955 to 1980. Characters included 'Jimmy Conway', 'Tommy DeVito', 'Paulie Cicero', 'Frankie Carbone', 'Sonny Bunz', 'Billy Batts' and 'Morrie Kessler'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Goodfellas"...