Showtime has provided a series order to American Gigolo, its long in progress series variation, with Ford v. Ferrari and The Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal appended to star and produce. The project hails from David Hollander (Ray Donovan) Paramount TV Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
Paramount TV initially cooperated with Jerry Bruckheimer, who created the film noir classic featuring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton, to investigate a TV series variation in 2014. The project was set up for improvement at Showtime in 2016 with Neil LaBute as author. It has since gone through numerous manifestations. The task, with Hollander as author and EP and Bernthal featuring, got a pilot order at Showtime in March 2020.
In a star-production turn, the 1980 film included Gere as Julian Kaye, a male escort in Los Angeles.
Written and directed by Hollander, the new American Gigolo is a present-day reconsidering of the notable 1980 film. Bernthal plays Julian Kaye, who is presented 15 years after he’s been captured for homicide and battling to discover his balance in the modern-day Los Angeles industry, while looking for reality with regards to the set-up that sent him to jail that load of years prior and furthermore expecting to reconnect with Michelle, his one genuine romance, played by Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire).
Cast likewise incorporates Rosie O’Donnell (SMILF) as crime Detective Sunday, Lizzie Brocheré (Falling Water) as work ring heiress Isabelle, Gabriel LaBelle (Dead Shack) as a more youthful form of Julian named Johnny and Leland Orser (Ray Donovan) as Richard Stratton, an independent tech tycoon. Wayne Brady (The Wayne Brady Show) visitor stars as Lorenzo, Julian’s closest companion and tutor.
Hollander will chief produce and furthermore fill in as showrunner. Bruckheimer will chief produce alongside Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed. Bernthal additionally fills in as a maker. The series is created by Paramount Television Studios.
“If you haven’t already fallen under the spell of Jon Bernthal, get ready,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks. “Jon absolutely owns the screen with his searing, brooding and vulnerable performance in this contemporary version of American Gigolo. Writer/director David Hollander brilliantly reimagines the seductive original film, confronting the mystery, the exhilaration and the danger of our deepest desires.”
Bernthal, who as of late featured in Ford v Ferrari, as of late wrapped creation on highlights King Richard and The Many Saints of Newark. On TV, he’s referred to for his featuring part as Frank Castle on The Punisher and Shane Walsh on The Walking Dead.
Hollander chief delivered and filled in as showrunner for the Showtime dramatization series Ray Donovan, procuring an Emmy designation for Outstanding Directing and partaking in a WGA Award gesture for best new series. He’s coordinating the Ray Donovan full length film which will regroup after its unexpected abrogation last year. Hollander likewise made the TV series Heartland and The Guardian, which he leader delivered and coordinated various scenes.
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