Formerly the star of one of HBO’s biggest series, The Sopranos, James Gandolfini has now landed another role with the premium cable network! The project will be based on Nicholas Johnson’s memoir “Big Dead Place,” about working for the U.S. Antarctic Program, and the effects that staying in a remote, frozen area for extended periods of time had on his psyche. The show is currently in the developmental stages with no clue as to when the show may premiere on HBO.
Gandolfini has also acquired the rights to the Robert Egan/Kurt Pitzer book “Eating With the Enemy: How I Waged Peace With North Korea From My BBQ Shack in Hackensack” for development at HBO. That book details the experiences of a New Jersey restaurant owner who becomes an unlikely, unofficial diplomat to North Korea, after getting involved in POW/MIA issues.
No word yet on when that project will see air either. More as we get it!