American Gigolo Richard Gere Showtime Reboot

Showtime Rebooting Richard Gere's American Gigolo as a Drama Series

Ladies, get your spending money ready: American Gigolo is getting a TV reboot on Showtime.

The 1980 film that made Richard Gere a star is being developed into a drama series, according to our sister site Deadline. Paramount TV and Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original Gigolo film, are behind the reboot; playwright Neil LaBute will write the pilot. (The film’s writer/director, Paul Schrader, is on board as an executive consultant.)

American Gigolo starred Gere as high-end male escort Julian Kaye, who enjoys the superficial L.A. lifestyle before getting entangled with a politician’s wife (Lauren Hutton) — and a murder case. The film put Gere on the Hollywood map two years before An Officer and a Gentleman… and featured a notorious shot of full-frontal male nudity. (And since the reboot is on pay-cable, we might be seeing more of that.)

Gigolo is the latest movie-to-TV reboot for Paramount TV and Bruckheimer; ABC snatched up their remake of the Will Smith movie Enemy of the State last month.

Alright, casting directors: Who should play Julian Kaye? And how much nudity can we expect? Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Patrick says:

    This is another project on premium cable which is basically soft core porn. They’ll hire a young, relatively unknown b-c list actor who is willing to do nudity, and a bunch of “name” actresses willing to do nudity. They’ll work in a plot that happens to feature violence, and wrap the entire thing in a bow of excessively graphic language. Maybe some plot. Maybe.

    • c-mo says:

      Probably not, that way they can save the money they’d spend on writers on luring young, nubile actresses into “their big break” sans clothing…

  2. Wordsmith says:

    Sounds like it’ll be the even less funny version of their defunct “comedy”, Hung.

  3. QueenB says:

    Steven McQueen