Showtime is set to team with Paramount Television to develop a reboot of the classic 1980 Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton film “American Gigolo”.
The story is set in the present day but inspired by the original feature about a male escort in Los Angeles who falls for a politician’s wife at the same time he is the prime suspect in a murder case.
Neil LaBute will pen the script for the series which was first put in development two years ago. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman will executive produce. Paul Schrader, who directed and penned the screenplay for the film, is attached as an executive consultant.
This marks the latest film-to-TV project for Paramount which has numerous others in the works including “The Italian Job,” “Shutter Island,” “School of Rock” and the Jack Ryan franchise. That doesn’t include a bunch of others in the works with other production companies including “Sneakers,” “Enemy of the State,” “The Departed,” “The Lost Boys,” “Let the Right One In,” “War of the Worlds” and “Varsity Blues”.
Source: The Live Feed