Bobby Cannavale joins Boardwalk Empire
Story by Jack Foley
BOBBY Cannavale has joined the cast of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.
The acclaimed screen and stage actor will join the period drama as series regular Gyp Rosetti, who is described as “a charming but ruthless gangster who challenges Nucky (Steve Buscemi)”.
The character is expected to fill the gap left by Buscemi’s former co-star Michael Pitt, whose Jimmy Darmody was unexpectedly killed off at the end of the show’s sophomore season.
Cannavale’s hiring provides a high-profile counterpart to Buscemi given his on-screen persona from films including The Station Agent and Win Win… not to mention his Broadway clout.
He also co-starred with Chris Rock on Broadway’s The Motherf—-er With the Hat, snagging a Tony Award nomination in the process.
Find out more about Bobby Cannavale in our interview