An iconic movie producer and former studio chief is working on a pay-cable television series with Television 360 set in 1970s Hollywood, reports Deadline.com.
Robert Evans and Television 360 have a deal with Fox 21, with Evans executive producing along with Guymon Casady, Dean Schnider, Scott Lambert and Brett Ratner, the story reports.
“The vision of the series is much darker than the contemporary inside Hollywood depicted in ‘Entourage,’” the story says. “Set in the ’70s with a creative tone similar to ‘Casino,’ it involves the last days before studios were taken over by conglomerates, when they were run by wily entrepreneurs, and where there was a mob influence, drugs, sex, excess, casting couches, and some of the best movies made in the 20th century.”
However, while the story will focus on an outsider who rises through the Hollywood ranks, the project isn’t based on Evans, the piece notes.
Readers of his memoir “The Kid Stays in the Picture” will remember that Evans began as an actor and then worked his way up to lead Paramount Pictures, where he made classics including “The Godfather" and "Chinatown,” the article notes.