The Showtime pilot “Ray Donovan” has brought some Hollywood heavyweights aboard, Entertainment Weekly reports. Oscar winner Jon Voight and Oscar nominee Elliott Gould are now on board with the project, according to the story.
The drama stars Liev Schreiber as the title character, a professional trouble shooter. Voight has been cast as Donovan’s dad, Mickey, an ex-con with questionable reasons to reconnect with his family. Gould will be a recurring character named Ezra Goodman, Ray’s mentor and confidante, who’s the senior partner at a law firm.
Voight, perhaps best known for “Midnight Cowboy” — and for being the father of Angelina Jolie — is a four-time Academy Award nominee, and won the Oscar for his 1978 film “Coming Home.” Gould received an Oscar nomination for the 1969 movie “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.”
The pilot, from Ann Biderman, begins filming soon in Los Angeles, the story notes.