Richard Gere‘s “American Gigolo” is the latest film to get a TV makeover.
Paramount Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television will try their hand at bringing the feature-length crime drama to the small screen, the two companies announced on Wednesday. Bruckheimer was also a producer of the 1980 movie, which starred Gere as a male escort in trouble with the law.
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“With its signature noir aesthetic, ‘American Gigolo’ has remained a deeply entertaining, psychological thriller and I’m thrilled to partner with Brad and Amy on remaking it into a television series,” said Bruckheimer.
“When it comes to making great television entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer Television is in a league unto themselves,” President of Paramount Television Amy Powell continued.
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Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s Jonathan Littman will be an executive producer, KristieAnne Reed will serve as co-executive producer, and Michael Azzolino will produce.
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As TheWrap previously reported, Paramount is also involved in the TV adaptations of “Shutter Island,” “Ghost,” and “The Truman Show.”
Also in the works are TV versions of “Marley & Me,” “Rush,” “The Illusionist,” “Big” and “Monster-In-Law.”