The new drama series from Paramount Television, starring Jon Bernthal, is to premiere on September 10th on Paramount Plus UK.
Those of us over a certain age will remember the movie ‘American Gigolo.’ It was a 1980 neo-noir that starred Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton. The story followed a high-priced escort in Los Angeles who becomes involved with a top politician’s wife. All the while, he becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. The film is famous for cementing Richard Gere’s reputation as a leading man and for the Blondie hit record ‘Call Me.’ Now though, Paramount Plus has reimagined the film and its story into an exclusive drama series. The series, starring Jon Bernthal runs for eight episodes. It will debut on Paramount Plus UK on September the 10th with new episodes dropping every Saturday. The official trailer for the series has been released. Let’s take a look:
AMERICAN GIGOLO follows Julian Kaye (Bernthal) after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years in prison as he navigates his complicated relationships with his former lover Michelle (Gretchen Mol, Boardwalk Empire), his troubled mother, and the people who betrayed him. While Julian struggles to reconcile the escort he was in the past and the man he is today, Detective Sunday (Rosie O’Donnell, THE L WORD: GENERATION Q) seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way.
Additional casting includes Lizzie Brocheré (Falling Water) as Isabelle, the heiress to a ring of sex workers; Gabriel LaBelle (Dead Shack) as Johnny, a younger version of Julian; Leland Orser (RAY DONOVAN) as Richard Stratton, a self-made tech billionaire; and guest star Wayne Brady (The Wayne Brady Show) as Julian’s best friend and mentor Lorenzo. Alex Fernandez (Runaways), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), Yolonda Ross (THE CHI), and Melora Walters (Pen15) also guest stars.
‘American Gigolo’ will premiere on Paramount Plus UK on September 10th with new episodes dropping every Saturday.
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Source: Paramount Plus UK
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