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HBO Hires Martin Scorsese For New Drama Series ‘Cortes’

HBO Hires Martin Scorsese For New Drama Series 'Cortes'

Martin Scorsese has working on  another larger than life project, and HBO wants to to make it come true.

HBO has ordered up a brand new series “Cortés” which will dramatize the life of 16th  century Spanish conquistador,Hernán Cortés.  Cortés is known as the man who led the to the downfall of the Aztec empire. Scorsese will be retelling Cortés’s achievements and setbacks, as well telling the story of  Malinche, the Mayan girl who helped him conquer the Aztecs. Cortés, Malinche and the Aztec leader, Montezuma, will all be prominent figure roles in the story.

Currently signed on to direct and executive produce, Scorsese according to Deadline  will be joined by Benecio del Toro to aid  in producuction.  It is yet unconfirmed, if Del Toro will be acting as well. well.  Cortes is also to be executive produced by Laura Bickford, Del Toro’s producing partner on Che.  Scorsese and Del Toro will all be joined by  Del Toro’s manager Rick Yorn and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, president of production for Scorsese’s Sikelia Prods.

Already familiar  with HBO’s expectations, after his previous work with them on the series premiere for Boardwalk EmpireScorsese  is also working on directing  an as yet-to-be-title Rock ‘N’ Roll drama  with  Mick Jagger and Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter.  The series  explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business in 1970s New York.



By MGOrtiz



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