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'Goodfellas' Comes To TV Screen

A television series based on the classic mob movie "Goodfellas" appears to be in the works in time for the film's 20th anniversary. Nicholas Pileggi, the movie's screenwriter and the author of "Wiseguy," the book it's based on, will likely be back to write the pilot. To date, it is unclear whether legendary director Martin Scorsese will have a hand in the production.

On the big screen front, John Gotti Jr., the son of the mob boss, is trying to get a movie made about his relationship with his father, the Teflon don, who died in prison. Gangsters have long held a tommy gun to the heart of pop culture, from Howard Hawks' "Scarface" to Brian De Palma's "The Public Enemy" to "The Departed."

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