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Amazon Studios’ drama pilot based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel. The project, from Sony’s TriStar Television, was quietly ordered earlier this month as cast-contingent. The casting of Bomer lifts the contingency, clearing the pilot for production.
, which Sony TV set up at Amazon a year ago, was written by
Inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book’s protagonist Monroe Stahr was based,
centers on Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s as he climbs to the height of power pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio Pat Brady, a character based on Louis B. Mayer. With Stahr as a focal point, the series delves into the true violence, sex and towering ambition of Hollywood in the ’30s. Ray executive produces alongside
co-creator Chris Keyser, who serves as showrunner, as well as Perri Kipperman, Josh Maurer, David Stern and Alix Witlin.
1976 big-screen adaptation directed by Elia Kazan and written by Harold Pinter, the role of Stahr was played by Robert De Niro.
Following his six-season stint as star of USA’s crime drama
, Bomer is playing one of the leads in the latest installment of FX’
earned him a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination. In features, Bomer co-stars in the
. He is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Steve Warren.
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Nothing against the actor, but Matt Bomer reads about as Jewish as Emma Stone reads Asian.
This is the best news I’ve heard in a while. Way to start my week off right. I am so happy he’s part of this project. Excuse me while I go do my happy dance. I will be tuning in.
Matt is such a great actor. Can’t wait to see him in this new role.
Nice. He deserves better than that AHS nonsense. All the actors do (except maybe Gaga).
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