Wendell ‘The Bunk’ Pierce Tried To Make A ‘Wire’ Prequel Starring Samuel L. Jackson

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04.25.13 6 Comments

Wendell “The Bunk” Pierce may have a big-ass dick, but even he, the humblest of motherf*ckers, doesn’t have enough clout to convince The Wire creator David Simon to make a prequel to the HBO series. EVEN if it’s basically The Wire Babies (“we’ll make our dream of a drug empire come true”), starring none other than Samuel L. Jackson.

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. (Via)

Not that this should happen, but just think of all the magnificent “fuck”s we’re being deprived of.


(Via Indie Wire)

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