I don't know how they keep churning them out, but god bless 'em!
Premiering in just under a month on September 19th, "Boardwalk Empire" is a show from "The Sopranos" head writer, Terence Winter, set in 1920's Atlantic City during the early days of Prohibition. Steve Buscemi plays Enoch "Nucky" Thomson, the county's treasurer and real man running things behind the scenes. Seeing the "Noble Experiment" as a golden opportunity rather than a hindrance, he quickly gets in bed with several nasty out-of-town gangsters like the notorious Big Jim Colosimo and Arnold Rothstein--as well as relative newcomers to the crime biz, ones Lucky Luciano and Al Capone--to use the 18th Amendment as their personal piggy bank.
Winter is also serving as producer of the show along with the one and only Martin Scorsese, who also directs the pilot. Another veteran "Sopranos" writer and director, Tim Van Patten, serves as executive producer and will no doubt direct several episodes as well. These guys are legendary behind the HBO pantheon of A-list shows, so I have no doubt that "Boardwalk Empire" is seriously going to ROCK OUT! Honestly, all you poor fools without HBO really don't know what you're missing out on. So, to give you some idea, here's a nice little trailer for you to drool over:
And, wow, Kelly MacDonald! I absolutely love this actress and her too-cute Scottish brogue. I've seen her in such great films as Trainspotting, The Girl in the Café, No Country for Old Men, and The Merry Gentlemen. And, honestly, she's usually the best thing about those movies. Too bad she's playing a local woman here, so we won't be treated to that Scottish lilt that is so damn sexy coming from her.
Can you say: RAWWRRR!?
Oh, and least I forget, check out the much longer "Behind the Scenes" featurette below running at around 13 mins long. Trust me, it's well worth the length. You'll learn everything you'll ever need to know about the show to pique your interest. Enjoy, then write in the comments section at the end of this post to chime in on what you think, 'kay? Thanks!
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