03/29/2013 10:10 am ET

'Gangs Of New York' TV Series: Martin Scorsese And Miramax Working On Sprawling Project

Martin Scorsese is working on a "Gangs Of New York" TV show, and it's going to be even bigger than the 2002 movie.

According to The Wrap, Scorsese is partnering with Miramax for a TV series that will not only center on the organized gangs of 19th Century New York but expand to other cities like Chicago and New Orleans.

The original film, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Daniel-Day Lewis, centered on the crime that erupted in New York in the 1800s.

“This time and era of America’s history and heritage is rich with characters and stories that we could not fully explore in a two hour film," Scorsese said in statement. "A television series allows us the time and creative freedom to bring this colorful world, and all the implications it had and still does on our society, to life."

No network is currently attached to the project.

In the meantime, Scorsese is busy chronicling Bill Clinton's life for HBO. In December, the director announced that he was teaming up with the former president for a documentary.

"A towering figure who remains a major voice in world issues, President Clinton continues to shape the political dialogue both here and around the world," Scorsese said in statement. "Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure."

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