Jon Bernthal (We Own This City) is starring in an upgraded variation of Paul Schrader’s 1980 neo-noir American Gigolo. Bernthal takes control of the iconic function of Julian Kaye, initially played by Richard Gere, a male escort framed for murder. The Showtime series gets with Julian’s release from jail, where he’s invested 15 years, as he attempts to determine why he was framed and incorrectly founded guilty of murder. A teaser for the upcoming series dropped today.


The upcoming thriller follows Julian as he browses the modern-day Los Angeles sex-work market and checks out complex relationships with his previous enthusiast (Gretchen Mol) and mom. The series likewise stars Rosie O’Donell as an Investigator working to reveal the reality behind Julian’s incorrect conviction; Lizzie Brocheré as Isabelle, the heiress to a ring of sex employees; Gabriel LaBelle as a young Julian; Leland Orser as Richard Stratton, a self-made tech billionaire; and visitor star Wayne Brady as Lorenzo, Julian’s best pal and coach.

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In a declaration to EW, American Gigolo Executive Manufacturer Jerry Bruckheimmer stated:

“It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 40 years since the film release of American Gigolo and now we have the chance to continue the story of American Gigolo as a TV series. Expect heightened mystery, danger, and desires as Jon Bernthal takes the movie’s iconic character on a contemporary, exhilarating journey.”

American Gigolo just recently struck some roadway bumps as program runner David Hollander left the series throughout a continuous misbehavior examination. Hollander composed and directed the pilot episode for American Gigolo. After Hollander’s separation from Showtime, reveal runner duties were designated to Nikki Toscano (The Deal), Russell Rothberg (Pleased Pleased Bang Bang) and David Bar Katz (Ray Donovan). Nevertheless, 3 weeks back, Bar Katz parted ways with the series.

American Gigolo is produced by Paramount television Studios with Jerry Bruckheimer Tv. The release date stays unidentified.

The Effect of Paul Schrader’s American Gigolo

The 1980 movie starred Richard Gere as pricey escort Julian Kaye, whose upper-crust customers funds his extravagant way of life and trendy clothing. The movie moved Gere to fame and is kept in mind as one of the very first significant Hollywood movies to include male frontal nudity. Although the movie has actually received combined critic and audience evaluations, the neo-noir drama has actually constantly interested the style crowds and is considered as among the most trendy movies of the years. The movie commissioned designer Giorgio Armani, who had yet to end up being a family name, to develop Kaye’s ageless closet.

American Gigolo was chosen for a Golden World Award for its musical arrangement, made up by Giorgio Moroder. The movie’s soundtrack peaked at #7 on the Signboard 200 chart and consisted of Blondie’s primary single Call Me.

In a function turnaround, Gere would notoriously go on to play Edward Lewis in Pretty Lady, opposite Julia Roberts. This time around, Gere played a rich man who worked with a woman of the street to accompany him to a series of service occasions.