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14th Oct 2022

Martin Scorsese set to direct new Gangs of New York TV series

Stephen Porzio

The 2002 movie starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis.

A new TV series version of Gangs of New York is in the works and Martin Scorsese is set to direct it, according to reports.

Scorsese previously helmed the 2002 historical crime epic film of the same name, which was based on the 1927 non-fiction book The Gangs of New York by Herbert Ashbury and featured among its cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz.

An Oscar Best Picture nominee, the movie followed an orphaned Irish-American named Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) in the 19th century who returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher (Day-Lewis), his father’s killer.

Deadline says that the potential new show will also be based on the 1927 book and that Scorsese is attached to executive produce the project and direct its first two episodes.

It also reports that while plot details are being kept under wraps currently, it is understood that the series will be a different take on the story with new characters not featured in the 2002 film.

Meanwhile, Scorsese’s next feature film will be Killers of the Flower Moon, a Western crime drama based on the 2017 non-fiction book of the same name by David Grann.

The movie is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Brendan Fraser and John Lithgow will star in the film, which is set for a 2023 release.

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