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Joe Pesci is joining the cast of Pete Davidson’s sitcom ‘Bupkis’

Joe Pesci is joining the cast of ‘Bupkis’.

The “Goodfellas” star is slated to star in Pete Davidson’s Peacock semi-autobiographical sitcom as the 28-year-old funnyman’s grandfather.

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The 79-year-old movie star – whose only other regular television gig was “Half Nelson”, a 1985 comedy series that only ran for nine episodes with a cast list including Dean Martin and Fred Williamson – will join former “The Sopranos” star Edie Falco, who will play Pete’s mother, on the cast list, according to “Variety”.

According to the press release, the show – which Pete is executive producing and starring in – “will combine grounded storytelling with absurd elements from the unfiltered and completely original world-view for which Davidson is well known”.

Susan Rovner, chairman of entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said: “Pete Davidson is one of the most sought-after comedians today with his smart, one-of-a-kind humour and honest point of view.”

Pesci’s last project was “The Irishman”, a 2019 Netflix Original movie directed by Martin Scorsese, which reunited him with his “Goodfellas” co-stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, who played Frank Sheeran, a mobster who claimed that he killed Jimmy Hoffa (played by Pacino), the head of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

It was an adaptation of the non-fiction book, “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt, a former homicide prosecutor.

 

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