HBO is reportedly developing an adaptation of the French-Canadian comedy series "Taxi-22" as a possibly starring vehicle for James Gandolfini.
According to Deadline.com
, Gandolfini's Attaboy Films production shingle is developing the comedy with writer Dave Flebotte ("Desperate Housewives")," focusing on a politically incorrect cab driver in New York city. Original series creators Patrick Huard and Francois Flamand will executive produce.
It remains unclear if Gandolfini will star in the pilot as well, or only produce. He's circled a number of post-"Sopranos" projects with HBO since inking a deal with the premium cable network in 2006.
Winner of three Emmys for "The Sopranos," Gandolfini was most recently seen in "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" and heard in "Where the Wild Things Are." He has "Welcome to the Rileys" set for release later this year.