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Steve Buscemi and Martin Scorsese to Hit Atlantic City, Possibly Save HBO

"Pretty Boy" Buscemi: Steve Buscemi is in talks to star in Martin Scorsese's HBO pilot Boardwalk Empire. Written by Terrence Winter, the pilot is based on a book chronicling the origins of Atlantic City. Buscemi would play Nucky Johnson, a sly twenties businessman who runs a liquor-distribution ring during Prohibition. Kelly Macdonald is in talks to play Margaret, an Irish immigrant who married the wrong guy to get out of her parents' house. But it's the casting of the raspy-voiced, twenties-style-tracksuit-wearing, Atlantic City tourists that we're most looking forward to. [, fame, hbo, joe brusha, kelly macdonald, kelsey grammer, martin scorsese, megan mullally, michael marshall smith, planet of the apes, rome, scott frank, steve buscemi, the straw men, william monahan, zenescope comics, terence winter

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