James Gandolfini hails a 'Taxi' with HBO
Gandolfini and his company, Attaboy Films, are developing an American version of "Taxi 0-22," a French-Canadian series about an opinionated Montreal cab driver. He's also considering starring in the show, which would be set in New York, according to several reports.
Dave Flebotte, a veteran comedy writer who's worked on "Desperate Housewives," "Will & Grace" and "The Bernie Mac Show," is writing a pilot script for HBO. He'll also executive produce with Gandolfini, Dennis Erdman, Nancy Sanders, Mark Armstrong, Clark Peterson and the Canadian show's creators, Patrick Huard (who also stars) and Francois Flamand.
Flebotte, incidentally, also co-wrote the 2002 "Sopranos" episode "Calling All Cars."
If the project goes forward, it would be Gandolfini's first TV role since "The Sopranos" ended in 2007. He's also developing a movie with HBO about Ernest Hemingway.
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