New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Emmy-winner Damian Lewis, star of “Homeland” and fellow Emmy-recipient Paul Giamatti, “John Adams”, are slated to play rivals in an upcoming drama co-written by Andrew Ross Sorkin.
“The dynamic star pairing of Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis is matched by an equally exciting team in the writing of this show.” President of Entertainment at Showtime, David Nevins, said.
“Hard charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), and the brilliant ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod,” collide in the the new show “Billions,” which “takes a forensic look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures.” Showtime said in a press release.
“Andrew Ross Sorkin, one of the preeminent financial journalists of our time, has joined forces with Brian Koppelman and David Levien, two of Hollywood’s most accomplished screenwriters, to tackle an incredibly timely and buzzy subject.” Nevins said. ”With this caliber of writing and acting, I think the show’s authenticity and insider look will have great appeal to a discerning audience.”
The cast also includes Maggie Siff (Sons Of Anarchy), Malin Akerman (Children’s Hospital), Toby Leonard Moore (Daredevil), David Costabile (Suits) and Condola Rashad (Smash).
Currently being shot in New York, “Billions” is set for release in 2016.
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