'American Gigolo' on Showtime: Will Richard Gere have a cameo in series?

Time will tell if the 'sexiest man alive' of 1999 will be seen as a cameo in the new showtime series, 'American Gigolo'

'American Gigolo' on Showtime: Will Richard Gere have a cameo in series?
Richard Gere in the OG movie 'American Gigolo' and Jon Bernthal in the official poster of the Showtime series (IMDb/Showtime)
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Every now and then an old classic movie or series is being revamped into a new movie or series, be it '...And Just Like That,' or 'Gossip Girl'! However, some seem to work out and sit well with existing fans, and sometimes it doesn't work out the way the creators of the series imagined. As it is the talk of the town, cult classic, 'American Gigolo' is being revamped with Jon Bernthal as the lead character, Julian Kaye.

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The series is all set for its premiere and audiences seem to have accepted it and loved Jon Bernthal as Julian Kaye. Speaking of Julian Kaye, remember the OG Julian Kaye, Richard Gere who was also named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 1999? There are little birds around town wondering if he is to feature or do a cameo in the series. Read more to find out if it is true or not!

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After a casting search took place in early 2020, Jon Bernthal was cast as the lead alongside the pilot order announcement in March 2020. In November 2020, Gretchen Mol was cast in a lead role, with Rosie O'Donnell added in a starring role the following month. Lizzie Brocheré, Gabriel LaBelle, and Leland Orser joined the main cast in January 2021, with Wayne Brady set to star in a recurring capacity that same month. However, there is no confirmation from the creators or the actor, Richard Gere if he is going to star in the new series for a cameo or not but if it happens fans will surely go ballistic and it will be a super emotional walk down the memory lane for all the 80s kid who will be watching the series!

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Gere who turned 72 was recently spotted with his wife Alejandra Silva, 39, at a Charity Gala event's red carpet where the couple looked extremely happy and they sure did turn a couple of heads as the former famous actor is not very active in his film career as of now! Gere was last seen in ‘It Takes a Lunatic,’ a documentary movie in 2019. The premise revolves around Wynn Handman, the artistic director of The American Place Theatre. 

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On the other hand, Jon Bernthal, 45 years old, who will be seen as Julian Kaye in the recent series has been able to enthrall girls from all over the globe after the series' trailer dropped. Although, Indie Wire has a different opinion on it and recently said, "'American Gigolo' has been twisted into a convoluted murder mystery. Instead of embracing its distinctive elements, it’s more than happy to mimic its trashy cable predecessors." They further said, 'in an age where all I.P. is being converted into something, anything, new again, the ambition-free, utterly indistinct, and borderline misogynistic 'American Gigolo' still exhibits a worst-case scenario. There’s nothing winning here, but plenty to be sad about.'

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However, one cannot judge a book by its cover and fans will find out how they liked the series themselves after the series is released! 

'American Gigolo' premieres Friday, September 9, 2022, on Showtime’s streaming service. The first episode will air on Showtime’s linear channels Sunday, September 11 at 9 pm ET. New episodes will be released weekly.

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