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‘Sopranos’ And ‘Goodfellas’ Writers Are Teaming Up For New Mob Drama

Goodfellas screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi will join forces with The Sopranos writer and Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter for a new Showtime mob drama, which they’ll executive produce alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey.

The as-yet untitled series will be written by Winter and inspired by Pileggi’s “in-depth chronology of organized crime in America… as seen through the eyes of the mafia’s First Family,” reports Deadline.

In addition to creating and executive producing Boardwalk Empire, Winter was a writer on The Sopranos for 25 episodes between its second and sixth season, earning four Emmy Awards for his work. He was the co-creator and executive producer on HBO’s rock drama series Vinyl.

In addition, Winter also wrote the screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Winter is currently also working on a new, Batman-inspired police drama for HBO.

Pileggi, on the other hand, co-wrote the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for Goodfellas (and Casino) alongside Martin Scorsese. Both films were adapted from his books Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family and Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas respectively. He was also an executive producer for Scorsese’s most recent film, last year’s The Irishman.

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