With Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells already signed up, the new Showtime comedy pilot “Ball Street” has added Regina Hall, Casey Wilson and Paul Scheer to the cast.
Kurt Braunohler and Eugene Cordero have also been added to the cast.
“Ball Street” is directed and executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The pilot is created by David Caspe and Jordan Cahan, who also serve as executive producers and showrunners.
“Casey Wilson (‘Happy Endings’) will guest star as Tiff, Blair’s (Rannells) girlfriend who appreciates the finer things in life that Blair’s new job may not provide,” Showtime says in an announcement. “Reuniting with ‘Happy Endings’ and ‘Marry Me’ producers Caspe and Cahan, Wilson will recur if the show goes to series. Production is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles this week.”
The pilot is a co-production of Showtime and Sony Pictures Television Studios.
The announcement adds: “‘Ball Street’ takes us back to October 19, 1987 — aka Black Monday — one of the worst stock market crashes in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who or what caused it. ‘Ball Street’ is the story of how a bunch of fearless underdogs took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street. Among the intrepid traders who make up the group led by Cheadle’s character are Dawn (Hall), the no-nonsense head of trading and the only woman on the team, along with Keith (Scheer) and Ronnie (Cordero). Braunohler appears as Ty Daverman, a vice president at Morgan Stanley.”