Martin Scorsese brings gangland drama to HBO via Reuters

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Never one to shy away from putting gangland dramas on film, Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese is now bringing an underworld story to television as executive producer of upcoming HBO series “Boardwalk Empire“.

Boardwalk Empire” is based on a nonfiction book by Nelson Johnson, chronicling the life of Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, played by Steve Buscemi. It is set in New Jersey’s Atlantic City during the 1920s, just as World War One ended, women received the right to vote and the sale of liquor became prohibited throughout the United States under federal law.

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