David Schwimmer, Jim Sturgess to Star in AMC’s ‘Feed the Beast’

Drama is based on Danish series “Bankerot”

Last Updated: January 22, 2016 @ 12:44 PM

David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess are set to star in AMC and Lionsgate’s upcoming drama “Feed the Beast.”

Based on the Danish series “Bankerot,” the drama will be adapted by executive producer and showrunner Clyde Phillips. Henrik Ruben Genz, Malene Blenkov and Piv Bernth will also executive produce.

The drama follows two best friends who take a chance on their dream of opening a restaurant in the Bronx.

“David and Jim are each incredibly talented actors whose careers span theater, film and television. But more importantly, they both possess an inherent honesty and vulnerability in their craft which are essential in the flawed characters of Tommy and Dion,” Phillips said in a statement. “Their grasp of the story, and their respective characters’ journeys, is something I’m very eager to dive into with them.”

Schwimmer will also star in FX’s upcoming “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” as Robert Kardashian.

The series comes from AMC Studios and Lionsgate TV in association with Clyde Phillips Productions.

“‘Feed the Beast’ is the kind of provocative, premium quality series that has become a Lionsgate trademark,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “We’re delighted to expand our relationship with the iconic Clyde Phillips, excited to work with this bold ensemble cast led by the incomparable David Schwimmer and including the incredibly talented Jim Sturgess, and thrilled to bring this fast-paced drama about food, friends and family to life with our longtime partners at AMC.”

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