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Showtime Orders Drama Pilot ‘American Gigolo’

Proposed Series a Reimagining of the 1980 Film

Showtime has announced a pilot order for the drama series “American Gigolo,” starring Jon Bernthal (“Ford v Ferrari,” “The Walking Dead”) and written and directed by David Hollander (“Ray Donovan”). Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original film, will executive produce along with Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed. Bernthal also serves as a producer. The project is a production of Paramount Television Studios. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.

The logline: “American Gigolo” is a present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 film. Bernthal will play Julian Kaye, who is introduced 18 years after he’s 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 and also hoping to reconnect with Michelle, his one true love.