Mark Wahlberg has revealed that he is planning a Boardwalk Empire movie – and wants Martin Scorsese to direct it.
Wahlberg served as an executive producer on the Prohibition Era drama, whose final episode aired on HBO last year. Scorsese also served as an executive producer on the show and directed its 2010 pilot episode, for which he won an Emmy award.
“My next goal now is to get the movie made and start talking to Martin Scorsese about directing it,” Wahlberg told NJ.com. Walhberg has also recently served as a producer on the Entourage movie, which is due to open in cinemas on June 5.
Boardwalk Empire debuted on HBO in 2010 and ran for 56 episodes across five seasons, racking up numerous Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Created by Terry Winter, the show is set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition era and focuses on Steve Buscemi’s Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a corrupt politician who controls the notorious party town by moonlighting as a gangster.
Other key cast members included The Wire‘s Michael K Williams, This Is England actor Stephen Graham and No Country For Old Men‘s Kelly Macdonald.