Steve Buscemi Strolls HBO's 'Boardwalk'
The "Fargo" and "Reservoir Dogs" star is in talks with the network about starring in its drama pilot "Boardwalk Empire." Emmy winner Kelly Macdonald (
"Boardwalk Empire," created by former "Sopranos" writer Terence Winter and based on a book by Nelson Johnson, tells the story of the rise of
Buscemi will play Nucky Johnson, a liquor distributor whose business is threatened by Prohibition. Macdonald will play Margaret, an Irish immigrant stuck in a bad marriage.
Both actors are familiar faces at HBO. In addition to his Emmy-nominated turn on "The Sopranos" in 2004, Buscemi also directed episodes of the series and of "Oz." He earned another Emmy nod last year for a guest role on
Macdonald won her Emmy in 2006 for her work in the network's movie "The Girl in the Cafe." Her other credits include "Gosford Park,"