James Gandolfini has two new projects in the works for HBO.
First he is joining Tim Robbins and Diane Lane in HBO Films’ “Cinema Verite.” The project is slated to go in to production this summer in Los Angeles.
It is written by David Seltzer and is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the groundbreaking documentary “An American Family.” The doc premiered on PBS in 1973, and is considered the forerunner to today’s reality TV shows like “The Real World”, “The Real Housewives” and other programs that document people’s lives.
Robbins and Lane will play parents Bill and Pat Loud, respectively, and Gandolfini will portray documentary producer Craig Gilbert. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are directing. Executive producers are Gavin Polone and Zanne Devine.
In addition, Gandolfini is producing the American version of French-Canadian series “Taxi 0-22”. It is rumored Gandolfini may assume the lead role. Dave Flebotte (Desperate Housewives) is scripting the adaptation, which centers on “a politically incorrect cab driver in New York City struggling to keep his life together.”
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