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September 24, 2010

'Goodfellas' television series is on the way

Nicholas Pileggi to make mob movie for the small screen

'Goodfellas' television series is on the way

Martin Scorsese’s 1990's classic Goodfellas is set to be resurrected for a television series. Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote both the Oscar-winning mafia movie and the book it was based on, will pen "at least the pilot episode" according to Deadline.com.

The original followed Ray Liotta's Henry Hill as he works his way up the mob hierarchy.

Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, who won an Oscar for his role, co-starred as fellow mobsters Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito. There has been no discussion of the cast for the potential small screen adaptation.

Meanwhile, Scorsese's TV debut Boardwalk Empire was screened in the US this week on HBO, and the series has been renewed for a second season after only the first broadcast.

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