Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Daredevil Debuts A Season 2 Poster
Concept art heads to NYCC
Terminator Genisys Producer Says The Franchise Is ''Re-Adjusting''
Dana Goldberg insists plans are not on hold indefinitely
The Good Lie's Philippe Falardeau Directing The Bleeder
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts still on board the boxing drama
Disney's Moana Finds Its Lead Voice
Aula'i Carvalho will play the young explorer
Lex Luthor Makes The Fortune 500
Jesse Eisenberg's archvillain finds fame
Sony Plans A Danger Mouse Movie
Ooh crikey!
More Movie News

14 August 2015
Patrick Stewart Reveals Some Wolverine 3 Details
Professor X has more than a cameo
More Movie News

The Wolverine (2013)
Empire Star Rating
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Footloose (2011)
Empire Star Rating
The Special Relationship (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Knight and Day (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Dennis Quaid May Be Ralph Lamb
For the Nicholas Pileggi TV pilot

21 February 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Vulture

submit to reddit

Dennis Quaid May Be Ralph Lamb

Chalk up yet another actor known for his film work looking to dip his toe in the world of the small screen: Dennis Quaid is negotiating to land the lead in Goodfellas writer Nicholas Pileggi’s new TV pilot Ralph Lamb.

The show would be taken from the experiences of real-life Las Vegas lawman Lamb, who made the switch from rodeo cowboy to sheriff of Clark County and oversaw Sin City in the volatile, gangster-filled time of the 1960s and ‘70s.

Michael Chiklis, who carved a swathe through criminals himself (albeit by less-than legal means) in The Shield, is in talks to play a Chicago mobster who makes trouble for our hero. And Cop Land director James Mangold has been set to call the shots for the pilot.

According to Vulture, it’s not exactly a done deal for Quaid yet as he and his team are still thrashing out a deal with the producers and CBS. If he does sign, it’ll be his first TV lead. And it’s certainly a juicy one, with plenty of scope for exciting stories. But that all assumes it gets beyond a pilot, and that CBS – home to episodic procedural shows like CSI – allows it to breathe.

Pileggi’s a busy man at the moment. As well as Lamb, he’s developing a TV take on Goodfellas for Mad Men network AMC. 

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Fassbender Confirmed For The Counsellor
Shooting already pencilled in for May
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)