Gretchen Mol joins Jon Bernthal in American Gigolo TV series


Deadline is reporting that Boardwalk Empire actress Gretchen Mol has been cast alongside Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) in American Gigolo, a TV adaptation of the classic 1980 film noir starring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton.

The pilot is being written and directed by David Hollander (Ray Donovan), who will also executive produce with Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the original film.

Described as a “present-day reimagining” of the movie, the pilot will see Bernthal as “Julian Kaye, who is introduced 18 years after he’s been arrested for murder and struggling to find his footing in the Los Angeles sex industry, while seeking the truth about the setup that sent him to prison all those years ago and also hoping to reconnect with Michelle (Mol), his one true love.”

American Gigolo is being produced by Paramount Television Studios for Showtime.



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