'American Gigolo' on Showtime: Jerry Bruckheimer TEASES fans with Jon Bernthal's 'intense' character
Some movies from the 80s and 90s have become cult classics, and one of them is 'American Gigolo' which featured Richard Gere. Gere left many swooning with his charm and appeal. Now, Showtime is creating a series based on the film with Jon Bernthal taking on Gere's mantle in the earlier film.
The series, based on 'American Gigolo' by Paul Schrader, has David Hollander, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, and KristieAnne Reed as executive producers. Paramount Global Distribution Group will distribute the series. The official synopsis reads, "American Gigolo, a present-day reimagining of the iconic 1980 film, follows Julian Kaye (Jon Bernthal) after his wrongful conviction release from 15 years in prison as he navigates his complicated relationships with his former lover Michelle (Gretchen Mol), 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) seeks the truth about the murder that sent Julian to prison all those years ago, unearthing a much larger conspiracy along the way." We are yet to know how the series will turn out, however, Bruckheimer, has a lot to tell. Read more to find out.
In an interview with TV Insider, Bruckheimer said, "The idea that sparked everyone’s imagination was the notion of Julian as a kind of Rip Van Winkle who emerges into a world he doesn’t recognize. He wants to forget about the past, and Sunday wants to solve the case (of who hired the killer). The investigation threatens secrets people have been keeping for years."
"Julian’s previously untold backstory unfolds in flashbacks (Gabriel LaBelle plays the character as a young man). So too does his reimagined love affair with Michelle Stratton (Gretchen Mol). As we catch up with her today, this wife of a tech billionaire (Leland Orser) is busy numbing the pain of an unhappy marriage when her teen son disappears. She must face very difficult truths," Bruckheimer added, teasing us with tantalizing details about the show.
Either way, Bernthal will surely entrance you. "Jon can be charming, dangerous, emotionally intense, and tender. That air of unpredictability is what we wanted for Julian," ' Bruckheimer said.
The verdict will be out once the show released. Fans have already started squealing after seeing the trailer. One of them tweeted, "American Gigolo. <3." Another added, "Most excited for American Gigolo." A fan went on to quip, "American Gigolo….comes out on showtime September 11th….oh this looks like a very good new series." "…And I’m looking forward to American Gigolo on Showtime next month. If you know, you know," a fan added. "I’m super excited for @jonnybernthal’s new series on @Showtime American Gigolo! It looks like a worthy follow up to the original movie," said another fan.
American Gigolo. <3— Rose | 👽🛸 (@RoseParamore7) September 1, 2022
Most excited for American Gigolo😍— Jon Bernthal Updates (@jonnybupdates) September 1, 2022
American Gigolo….comes out on showtime September 11th….oh this looks like a very good new series— Christina Lloyd (@crissdakid6264) September 3, 2022
…and I’m looking forward to American Gigolo on Showtime next month. If you know, you know 😍🙌🏽— steph (@_ohgeesteph) August 27, 2022
'American Gigolo' premieres on Showtime on Sunday, September 11, at 9pm EST.
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