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THE LAST TYCOON: Amazon Orders New TV Series

Matt Bomer Kelsey Grammer Lily Collins The Last Tycoon

Amazon picks The Last Tycoon for order to series. The streaming service is reported to have selected the pilot from TriStar Television and starring Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, and Lily Collins for further development.

Also starring on the program is Rosemarie DeWitt, who, like co-stars Bomer and Grammer, has had the distinction of carrying a TV series, Standoff, before. As for Bomer and Grammer, they have headlined White Collar and Frasier respectively. In addition to Frasier, Grammer also played a role in the TV drama Boss for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe:

Written and directed by Billy Ray based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon was inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book’s protagonist Monroe Stahr was based. The project centers on Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s as he climbs to the height of power pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio, the brawny, imposing, charming and vain Pat Brady (Grammer), a character based on Louis B. Mayer. Having come from the streets, Brady has no intention of returning to his misfortune, and is determined to make sure his studio is successful, no matter what personal morals he compromises. Dewitt plays Pat Brady’s wife, Rose Brady, who may be involved with Stahr.

In The Last Tycoon‘s 1976 big-screen adaptation directed by Elia Kazan and written by Harold Pinter, the roles of Stahr and Brady were played by Robert De Niro and Robert Mitchum, respectively.

Leave your thoughts on Amazon deciding to order a series for TriStar Televsion’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Last Tycoon (via Deadline) in the comments section below. For more The Last Tycoon photos, videos, and information, visit our The Last Tycoon Page, and consider subscribing to us by Email, “following” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, or “liking” us on Facebook for quick updates. The Last Tycoon will stream on Amazon at an unspecified date.

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