A popular 1980 movie is being adapted for television, with heavyweight producer Jerry Bruckheimer on board in partnership with Paramount Television. Variety reports that the effort surrounds the Richard Gere-Lauren Hutton drama “American Gigolo,” on which Bruckheimer was a producer.
Bruckheimer is set to executive produce, with Paul Schrader, who directed and wrote the movie, in the lineup as an executive consultant.
“Bruckheimer TV’s Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed and Michael Azzolino will exec produce, co-exec produce and produce, respectively. ‘American Gigolo’ will be a Paramount Television production,” Variety notes.
Bruckheimer said: “With its signature noir aesthetic, ‘American Gigolo’ has remained a deeply entertaining, psychological thriller and I’m thrilled to partner with [Paramount’s] Brad [Grey] and Amy [Powell] on remaking it into a television series.”
The report notes that Bruckheimer has a first-look film deal with Paramount and is developing theatrical sequels to his “Beverly Hills Cop” and “Top Gun.”