‘American Gigolo’ Reboot Gets Showtime Series Order, Guest Starring Wayne Brady
- Posted On:June 20, 2021
Back in 2014 Paramount TV had originally teamed up with Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the 1980 film noir classic starring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton, in order to create a TV series adaptation. It has since gone through many changes, although the project with David Hollander as writer and Executive Producer with Jon Bernthal starring, received a pilot order at Showtime in March 2020.
The series, written and directed by David Hollander, will be a new present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 movie. ‘American Gigolo’ will see Jon Bernthal playing Julian Kaye who will be introduced 15 years after he had been arrested for murder and struggling to find his footing in the modern-day Los Angeles sex industry, while seeking the truth about the set-up that sent him to prison all those years ago whilst hoping to reconnect with Michelle, his one true love. Michelle will be played by the ‘Boardwalk Empire’ actress Gretchen Mol.
The rest of the cast line up also included a whole host of fantastic actors and actresses including Rosie O’Donnell (SMILF) as homicide Detective Sunday, Lizzie Brocheré (Falling Water) as sex work ring heiress Isabelle, Gabriel LaBelle (Dead Shack) as a younger version of Julian named Johnny and Leland Orser (Ray Donovan) as Richard Stratton, a self-made tech billionaire. Wayne Brady (Black Lightning, Colony) will also be joining the cast as Lorenzo, Julian’s best friend and mentor.
We look forward to following the progress on this new series and seeing Wayne Brady in action.