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Steve Buscemi plans to interview people on park benches for the Internet

Steve Buscemi plans to interview people on park benches for the Internet

ON A 'PARK BENCH:'The series will begin filming later this month and the first season will air online in the U.S. as part of the AOL Originals platform. Photo: Associated Press

“Reservoir Dogs” star Steve Buscemi is set to become the latest movie star to seek success online by fronting an unscripted new web series about news and popular culture.

The actor has teamed up with bosses at Internet giant AOL to develop the show Park Bench, in which he will host discussions with celebrities and people living in New York City, according to Variety.com.

The series will begin filming later this month and the first season will air online in the U.S. as part of the AOL Originals platform.

He says, “Having lived and worked in New York my whole life, I’m ready to take advantage of all it has to offer.”

Gabriel Lewis, head of AOL Studios and AOL Originals, adds, “We strive to produce and showcase programming that captures unique and authentic personalities, and this series will give audiences a glimpse into Steve’s world like they’ve never experienced before.

“Park Bench is a superb one-of-a-kind, eccentric show, and with the association of Steve Buscemi… we’re delighted to be taking this series worldwide.”

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