Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wendell Pierce (Bunk) wanted to make a prequel to 'The Wire' with Sam Jackson

Now this would have been interesting...

Through a series of Twitter posts, Pierce, who played detective Bunk Moreland on the show, described a film prequel that he “tried to produce” but couldn’t obtain a greenlight for. In it, Pierce says, he had “Samuel L. Jackson playing the kingpin running the Towers, when Stringer & Barksdale started a war and took over.”
One of the main conflicts of the show had to do with Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris) running his operation out of the [Franklin Terrace] Towers, alongside his childhood friend and partner Stringer Bell (Idris Elba) — two domineering presences that Jackson would likely match and more.

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