Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig are set to star opposite Will Ferrell in IFC and Funny Or Die’s six-episode TV miniseries “The Spoils Of Babylon”.
A satirical take on those classic mini-epics like “The Thorn Birds,” the story chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouses, a family made wealthy by an oil empire. Drink, passion and heartbreak have lead them to resorting to arms deals and international espionage.
Maguire will play Devon Morehouse, an orphaned child taken in by the family’s patriarch. Wiig will play the magnate’s daughter, and the pair go on to run the family company while fighting their feelings for each other.
Will Ferrell has several roles, including the Shah of Iran, in the project. Matt Piedmont (“Casa de mi Padre”) is directing from a script he co-wrote with SNL scribe Andrew Steele.