Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti to Lead Showtime Drama Pilot Billions

Damian Lewis Cast Billions

It’s Showtime again for Damian Lewis.

The Emmy-winning Homeland actor and Emmy winner/Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti (John Adams) have landed leading roles on the pay cabler’s upcoming drama pilot Billions, it was announced Friday.

The series, which counts Brian Koppelman (The Illusionist) among its executive producers, Paul Giamattitakes a forensic look at the world of high finance. Lewis will play ambitious hedge-fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, who is set to go head-to-head with Giamatti’s U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes.

Neil Burger (Divergent) will direct the pilot, which films in New York in early 2015.

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