Pileggi Adapting “Goodfellas” Series For AMC

AMC is developing a “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, written by crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi, writer of the original film and author of the 1986 non-fiction book “Wiseguy” that the film was based on.
Pileggi will also produce the series with Jorge Zamacona and the original film’s producer Irwin Winkler.
Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” followed the rise and fall of ‘Lucchese’ crime family associates ‘Henry Hill’ and his friends over a period from 1955 to 1980. Characters include ‘Jimmy Conway’, ‘Tommy DeVito’, ‘Paulie Cicero’, ‘Frankie Carbone’, ‘Sonny Bunz’, ‘Billy Batts’ and ‘Morrie Kessler’.

The author of Wiseguy and Casino, Nick Pileggi the man who brought you Joe Pesci’s famous “How am I funny?” scene in Goodfellas. He’s also the husband of fellow screenwriter Nora Ephron.

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