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'Gangs of New York' to be transformed into TV series

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 09:30 hrs

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Hollywood director Martin Scorsese is set to bring his oscar-winning film "Gangs of New York" (2002) on the small screen as a TV series.

The film, which focused on the corrupt underworld of New York at the turn of the 19th Century featured Daniel Day-Lewis who played Bill 'The Butcher' alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz.

Now, 10 years after the movie picked up the Best Picture Oscar, Scorsese has teamed up with Miramax Studios to transform the story for TV, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The series will show gang culture from New York, Chicago and New Orleans.

"This time and era of America's history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two hour film. A television series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colourful world and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life," said Scorsese.



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