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American Gigolo - Leland Orser Joins Cast


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Leland Orser (Brand New Cherry Flavor) is set as a lead opposite Jon Bernthal and Gretchen Mol in Showtime’s pilot American Gigolo, an update of the 1980 film noir classic that starred Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton. The project hails from David Hollander, Paramount TV Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television.

Orser plays Richard Stratton, a self-made tech billionaire who has fallen too deep into the untethered world of the ultra-wealthy, losing the love of his prized wife Michelle (Mol), and his grip on morality along the way.

Written and directed by Hollander, American Gigolo the series is a present-day reimagining of the iconic film. It centers around Julian Kaye (Bernthal), who is introduced 18 years after he’s been arrested for murder and struggling to find his footing in the Los Angeles sex industry, while seeking the truth about the setup that sent him to prison all those years ago and also hoping to reconnect with Michelle (Mol), his one true love.

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