James Gandolfini Drama 'Big Dead Place' to Be Developed by HBO

7:11 PM PST 09/01/2011 by Lacey Rose
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James Gandolfini

The project is based on Nicholas Johnson’s memoir about his work in the U.S. Antarctic Program.

HBO is continuing its relationship with James Gandolfini.

The Sopranos star is developing drama Big Dead Place, based on Nicholas Johnson’s memoir about his work in the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Breaking Bad writer Peter Gould, who recently teamed with the premium network on Andrew Ross Sorkin's telepic Too Big to Fail, is on board to pen and executive produce the project. Gandolfini will executive produce the project, which could also become a starring vehicle for him.

Gandolfini’s managers Nancy Sanders and Mark Armstrong  as well as actor Brian Swibel and Mosaic’s Jimmy Miller are also attached as EPs. Sam Hansen will serve as an co-executive producer. 

Gandolfini and Gould are both repped by CAA.

 

 

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