'Sopranos' star to exec produce, possibly top 'Taxi 22'
HBO is looking to get back into business with “The Sopranos” star James Gandolfini.Gandolfini is among the exec producers behind an adaptation of the French Canadian series “Taxi 22.” Project is also being developed as a potential starring vehicle for the man who was Tony Soprano. The half-hour revolves around a politically incorrect cab driver in New York City. Dave Flebotte is writing the HBO version and exec producing, along with Gandolfini, Nancy Sanders, Mark Armstrong, Dennis Erdman, Clark Peterson, Huard and Francois Flamand. Robert Horn is attached as a consultant. Gandolfini’s Attaboy Films, which has a production deal at HBO, would produce with the cabler. Gandolfini is also developing an Ernest Hemingway longform at HBO.