Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Steve Buscemi’s Production Company Filming Doc About Breezy Point Disaster


Exclusive: Details are still a little sketchy, but I’m told that award winning actor Steve Buscemi– of “Boardwalk Empire” fame– is filming a documentary about the Hurricane Sandy disaster in Breezy Point. About 111 homes were burned to the ground in Breezy Point during the Hurricane, wiping out an entire community. Buscemi’s Olive Production Company, in which he’s partnered with Stanley Tucci, is already on the case. Buscemi, a former firefighter, is particularly interested in getting this story out. Documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus is said to be involved as well. Olive’s Wrenn Arthur has been out in Breezy Point with a camera crew for several days trying to chronicle the devastation. No word yet on what the film will be or who will show it, but HBO and Sheila Nevins is the likely scenario. It’s not clear yet whether the film would also include footage from the Jersey Shore or Atlantic City, where “Boardwalk Empire” is set. Updates coming…

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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