With his 1995 film Casino, director Martin Scorsese made one of the most famous movies in history about Las Vegas and the world of casinos and gambling. And now he’s returning to similar territory with a new HBO series called “Boardwalk Empire”. This time he’ll look at the early days of Atlantic City back when it was the most popular hotspot in the country for gamblers and gangsters. And even better, the show will star the always awesome Steve Buscemi. He plays a sleazy politician/gangster named Nucky Thompson.
Taking place in the 1920s during the thirsty days of Prohibition, the show will document the evolution of Atlantic City from a quiet family resort on the New Jersey shore, to the hotbed of gambling and sin that it became (and still remains to some degree). Other famous characters of the time, like the gangster Al Capone, will make appearances on the show and it will apparently strive for an incredible level of historical accuracy in the sets and costumes.
Nobody can make that world as fun and exciting as Scorsese, so it will be a hoot to watch the new show. And if you’ve ever visited Atlantic City, it should be cool to see the early days of the town, just like it’s fun to watch Casino and see just how much Las Vegas has changed from the seedy 1970s to today.
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