HBO is pulling the plug on what was shaping up as a high-profile drama project. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the pay-cable net won’t be going forward with the pilot “The Money,” which starred Brendan Gleeson and co-starred Nathan Lane.
The project, written by David Milch and directed by Justin Chadwick, was about corruption among the super-rich, with Gleeson playing an American business mogul who uses his power to expand his media company, the story says.
Actors with recurring roles included Ray Liotta and Rosemary Harris.
“‘The Money’ marked Milch’s fifth consecutive pilot at HBO in one of the longest collaborations between a network and a creator,” the story notes. “Of the five, three — ‘Deadwood,’ ‘John From Cincinnati’ and ‘Luck’ — went to series,” Andreeva notes.
No reason was reported for the project not moving forward.