Big Greek Films Announces: 'Astoria' Preps for Greek Mob Pilot

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A Greek mob pilot that will soon shed a new light on the underground world as it exists in modern day times is currently in preparations to hit the streets of Astoria, NY in September 2011.

Big Greek Films is currently in preparations for a Greek mob pilot that is sure to bring a new definition to the underground world. First there was The Sopranos who took us into the lives of the mob scene that existed amongst the suburban streets of New Jersey; now it’s time for some Greek mafia wars to hit the streets. This time it’s in a nearby New York suburb – Astoria.

Gearing up for production, Astoria is set to be a one-hour dark drama series created and written by Theo Nicholas Pagones. It’s based on the ongoing sagas that exist in the Antonopoulos Family. Greek and Albanian mafia families fight it out for control of the vast underground drug cartel. The story is set in Astoria, New York and links to the ancient city of Athens, Greece. As in all mafia related series there must be a “Godfather” role. The cast of Astoria will include actor Theo Pagones who plays Greek mob boss Aristotle Antonopoulos – soon to be known as the “Greek Godfather.”

“I have played many tough guy roles in my life, but my ultimate dream as an actor was always to play a powerful role that I can identify and connect with and passionately portray in a television series...Astoria, is the series and Aristotle Antonopoulos is that role,” says Pagones.

Theo Pagones is a very diverse actor. He began his acting career at an early age 19, doing repertory theater in Seattle, Washington. After leaving Seattle, Pagones gradually worked his way south. He studied and graduated from the prestigious American conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California. Pagones has starred and co-starred in numerous films and has guest starred in multiple roles for television and national commercials. He has worked with many actor’s, most notably in a powerful performance opposite Robert DeNiro and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the movie Men of Honor. Soon thereafter Pagones starred, wrote, and produced the Independent film titled “Runners.”

Producing Astoria in association with Pagones is Casino Jack, xXx and Chronicles of Riddick producer George Zakk. Also attached is Golf in the Kingdom executive producer George Stephanopoulos. "With Astoria there is Greek hospitality of a different sort and that it is murder-based makes for an unexpected drama series,” said Stephanopoulos when asked about the Astoria series.

Also joining the Greek mob saga are directors of Bereavement and Run It, brother team, Evangelos and George Giovanis. Astoria, a Big Greek Films production, is set to begin filming on location in New York and Athens in September 2011.

Legal representation for Astoria will be handled by the law offices of Joshua M. Fine.

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