Romania to remake Small Time Gangster

Movie Extra's 2011 comedy about a gangster with a double life will be adapted by HBO Romania around a Bucharest taxi driver.

STGep1-0157Crime comedy series Small Time Gangster, which premiered on Movie Extra in April 2011, is getting an adaptation on HBO Romania.

To be known as Umbre, it will go into production in early June ahead of a launch in 2015.

The series, which starred Steve Le Marquand as a Melbourne hitman with a secretive double life, will follow a Bucharest taxi driver who doubles as a collector for a mobster.

Produced by Boilermaker / Burberry Entertainment, the original series also starred Gary Sweet, Sacha Horler, Gia Carides, Jared Daperis and featured one of the last performances by the late Bill Hunter. SBS also replayed the series.

HBO is producing the 8 part Romanian series with local production company Multimedia Est, while Bogdan Mirica will pen the localised screenplay, and lead director is Igor Cobileanski.

Source: TBI

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