Fans of AMC's mob movie marathons can rejoice: The network has a TV version of "Goodfellas" in the works, Deadline Hollywood reports.
AMC is developing a series based on Martin Scorsese's classic "Goodfellas," with writer Nicholas Pileggi, who adapted the screenplay from his book "Wiseguy," on hand to co-write the TV adaptation. (Good sign, no?)
Along with fellow co-writer Jorge Zamacona, Pileggi and "Goodfellas" producer Irwin Winkler will executive produce the developing project.
Released in 1990, "Goodfellas" starred Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta, and focused on the rise and fall of mobster Henry Hill (Liotta) from 1955 to 1980. Nominated for six Oscars, including best picture, Pesci walked away with the Academy Award for best supporting actor.
Can't see this being any good (but there's always a small chance lol)
I think this is a wonderful idea... I mean, I will admit that Goodfellas is my favorite movie and all, but this could turn into a great program. The book that the film was based on is awesome and there was a lot about Henry Hill's life that was left out of the movie due to time, budget, flow, etc. But if the show were to tell the entire story with marginal fictionalization I think it would be a great period piece drama. If viewers can separate themselves from their beloved film and embrace a new interpretation it will be rad. I just don't want the producers to try too hard and muck it all up.
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This is an idea that needs to sleep with the fishes.
Its not a troll, just a deranged east european. Check out his youtube channel. There's hours of gibberish.
They already made this show: The Sopranos. Seems like a bad idea. Messing with people's favorite movies is risky...
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Zombies would beat gangsters in an undead/mob war.
I hope they use the same music that was played when all those bodies was turning up. Remember the body in the meat freezer and garbage despenser.
That would be Derek & The Dominoes 'Layla'.
Get your God-d*mn man!!
Well Ray Liotta needs a gig
I don't mind the idea, but Goodfellas was based on actual events. That was part of what made it so fascinating and one of my all-time favorite movies. A series would have to be pure fiction, and I doubt it would bring anything new or worth watching to the table.
I don't think your elevator goes all the way to the top floor but then again....just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they are not out to get you!! Please get some meds or help!!
HBO already did it, they just set it in modern day and called it: "The Sopranos"
This series sounds like it could be funny.
This isn't trolling. It's just funny. Simple, but funny. Well done sir.
HA!!!!! thanks for the laugh.. I"ll do it....long as you haven't eaten tacos in the last 12 hrs...
Just when we thought we had gotten rid of Joe Pesci!!!!!
If this were on HBO than maybe there would be a little reason to be excited (at least the adult content wouldn't be butchered) being on AMC – not so much. Is it really that hard for studios to invest in new IP's? We have become the society of sequels, rehashes, remakes and re-runs.
this is bad news.... honestly, they need to be working on more original material like breaking bad, not more re-sourced material like the walking dead and the stranger.
bb is only gonna be around one more year and a new original drama (hell on wheels isnt it) that can take its place.
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Come on already – Gangster movies have gotten to the point of being as tired & overdone as westerns. How many times can people watch the same old retardo mug east coast stereotypes and still be entertained?
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What the heck does Sarah Palin have to do with Goodfellas??? Every chance people take to denounce her proves their own smallness. People really aren't listening to Sarah anymore, and more so you.
I liked this idea better when it was called The Sopranos...fuget about it.
What the hell does Sarah Palin have to do with Goodfellas??? Every chance people take to denounce her proves their own smallness. People really aren't listening to Sarah anymore, and more so you.
Maybe that Obama care can get you some Xanax, lord knows you seem to need it.
Whoa. Get meds.
A Goodfella's Series??? What a laugh. The original actors are old men now, and we ALL know who they are. It will turn into "Goodfella's 90210." It always does.
No kidding, my heartbeat increased when I just read this!! AMC does it again! CAN'T WAIT! And I cant wait for Mad Men either! Oh and Breaking Bad!... Twigs, people with short attention spans usually can't get passed the commercials. Watch them on Netflix or DVD sweetheart..
If Scorsese isn't directing, De Niro isn't in it, WHY on earth would I watch it?!?!?!
WHO ON EARTH WOULD WATCH AMC WITH ALL THEIR COMMERICIALS, ETC.?
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AMC needs to push Hell on Wheels ... amazing plot and extremely historically accurate.
Pure, utter crap. Nowhere good as Jersey Shore. Not even close.
The real Henry Hill got roofied and ass-raped. Gangster indeed.
At least Nicholas Pileggi and others from the original movie are working on it. If it has a decent storyline with good writing, It will survive. if it's just a pale imitation of Goodfellas, it won't.
I was an extra in "Goodfellas" I played a detective that handed a search warrant to Lorraine Bracco (Karen Hill), and proceeded to search her home. I also played the detective that arrested the young "Henry Hill" as he was selling boot leg cigarettes. That movie was a lot of fun to work on, filmed around NYC, my scenes were in Queens. Look forward to the series.
I'm very proud of ya.
And I played the drag-queen who went down on Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro. Unfortunately, my scenes were cut – I wouldn't do Morrie.
I'll get the papers, the papers!
I'll check it out, but it will never live upto the movie!
I don't go anywhere without my hat.
Wow cant wait. AMC rocks Breaking Bad , Hell on WHeels , Walking Dead great show's and now the Goodfellow's.
Cant wait !!!!
'Jersey Shore' kicks the living crap out of those collective wastes of time. Get some taste.
Brilliant movie, script and cast. No way they can replicate this on TV. So, why bother? Let's see something original for a change.
Seriously, I think this is machine generated (aka. "Artificial Troll"). I heard those are being tested.
PATHETIC / AMC STICK WITH WHAT YOU DO BEST / 30 COMMERCIALS AN HOUR CHOPPING UP CLASSIC FILMS
How an outfit like this ever came up with 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad' is beyond me.
Please kill the case of Jersey Shore.
As if television needs yet ANOTHER violence-infused series.
America doesn't run on Dunkin' – America runs on violence.
Now go home & get your shine box...
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"NO i though...I thought you said you was alright Spider."
That is hilarious! I couldn't agree more about that bag of wind with fancy glasses....YUCK!
a tv series out of goodfellas sure just kill the legacy of the film
couldnt agree more...
traci is a dude.
a very boring dude who thinks that telling the same poop-joke a million times, is funny.
tracie has all the creative talents of a small soap-dish.
What a LOSER your are!!!!
Good one! I like it.
To the Producers: Go home and get your f'in shinebox!
No, you said "I'm okay Spiduh"!!
THIS IS STUPID!!
Man, I am sooooo over the saturation of gangster movies and series. Same formula over and over and over, just with different characters and actors. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED Goodfellas the movie and The Godfather (Parts I and II) and Scarface are some of my favorite movies of all time.
But by now it's been done so many times. I'm over the excessive machismo stuff by now. How many more retreads can there be?
Oh, I don't know – perhaps we could get another show about zombies and vampires.
I'd call you a troll, but you don't even seem to get out as much as someone who lives under a bridge. You need serious mental help.
Thanks for the laugh. I've been laughing for about 10 mins.
Wow... you live in a very small world.
Only HBO can do good mob stories. How many freeking times can you hear someone say the word freeking?
Freak you, clown.
Troll Face anyone?
Didn't HBO already made a tv version of goodfellas?? It was called the Sopranos! Heck, most of the supporting cast from the movie Goodfellas was *in* Sopranos!
To me, Christopher Moltisanti will always be "Spider", and Paulie Walnuts will always be "Unnamed Italian guy #6 from the first 30 seconds of Goodfellas"
Except that you're referring to them as Chris Moltisanti and Paul Walnuts. Rather than Michael Imperioli and Tony Sirico. Seems the brand stuck.
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Don't forget Doctah Melfi and Philly Leotards. Now go home get your shinebox.
also big p****y pushing the coat rack full of fur coats into the restaurant.
Time to see your priest. These God's own know exactly what to do to you. 'Good Fellas' indeed.
Please dont do this. Why cant they find some good book that hasnt been touched yet to make a new show?
Not that you're being judgmental or anything.
I THINK A GOOD WARN ENEMA WILL SOOTHE YOUR PASSIONS.
Inapropriate, yes, but I'd rather see this than the typical trolls you see on comment threads. Nice morning laff ...
Hmmm. I wonder if they are gonna look at Michael Pitt for this show-he is now gone from Boardwalk Empire, and he did a photoshoot recreation of a GoodFellas scene for Vanity Fair, I think, just this past fall. It was remarked about that picture that he might make a good Henry Hill for a GoodFellas remake.....he's unemployed now so this might work out well for the show and for Pitt!
No, what you need is someone to whip your boy ass till you can't walk for a week.
The best Hollywood can do is to recycle 20- and 40-year older gangster material (Goodfellas and Godfather, of course)??? We already know what happened, decades ago, to the entire Goodfellas crew. Instead of wasting time and effort doing essentially "prequels" in that vein week-to-week, give us something new! (MadMen was/is great; Empire Boardwalk excellent (a vastly different gangsta take).
Yep. Just another example of the fact that Hollywood is completely bankrupt for a new or fresh idea. They just throw the same crap at us again and again and hope we don't notice.
are you serious Tracie?
Not me. Im tired of all the gangster sopranos crap. ILL stick with zombies and American Horror.
American Horror started out awesome and sucked ass by the time it was over. Not too hopeful about next season.
soooo sick of zombies. I wonder where American Horror story will go from here. supposedly they're going to have a different family every season. I don't think that's going to work.
You're right emily – zombies make me ILL. Idiot.
Wont be as good as the movie, but I'll check it out. The series that is, not your hole ^
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