Ed Burns will no doubt draw from his father’s experiences as a NYPD officer during the 1960s when he writes his new pilot script for TNT.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Burns is set to write, direct, and star in ‘Public Morals,’ a 1960s cop drama. Police of the NYPD test their morals as they deal with numerous temptations. Burns will play lead Terry Muldoon, who sounds like sort of a Serpico figure, doing his best to be honest in his work. Muldoon hopes to set a good example for his sons.
Burns is already working with TNT, co-starring in Frank Darabont’s stylistic mini-series ‘Mob City.’ Burns plays Luciano crime family mobster Bugsy Siegel. You can check out a preview of ‘Mob City’ here.
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV will produce ‘Public Morals.’ With Burns, executive producers include Justin Falvey, Aaron Lubin and Darryl Frank.
Burns’ breakout role as an actor came from working in ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ The film won Spielberg an Oscar for Best Director, and Burns received various nominations.
Burns has written and produced several films. He wrote, directed, and starred in ‘The Brothers McMullen,’ an independent feature about three Irish-catholic brothers which had some success. Burns also created a similar show for NBC called ‘The Fighting Fitzgeralds,’ which focused on a father and his three sons.
Do you look forward to seeing Burns in ‘Public Morals’ or ‘Mob City?’