Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane and screen star Brendan Gleeson will be in good company on the set of the new HBO pilot The Money. Tony nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Into the Woods) has joined the cast of the new drama pilot. Broadway favorites Rosemary Harris (The Trip to Bountiful), Laila Robins (Heartbreak House), Mamie Gummer (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Ray Liotta (Match) and Bad Jews’ Tracee Chimo are also on tap to play recurring roles, according to Deadline.com. No filming dates have yet been announced.
Written by Deadwood creator David Milch, The Money tells the story of James Castman (Gleeson), a Rupert Murdoch-esque media mogul who uses his power and influence to expand his empire and control his family, including his favorite son, Greg (Magnussen). Lane will play Gordon McCarren, a reporter for Gleeson’s New York Herald who hasn’t had a byline in weeks and is trying desperately to break a new story.
Chimo will play Jane Mulvaney, a detective who works with McCarren. Harris will recur as Ellen Knox, the sharp and fearless mother of Castman’s wife, Ruth, played by Robins. Gummer will take on the role of Tricia Castman, a woman who comes from a wealthy family. Liotta has signed on to play George Archer, an entitled Wall Street tycoon. The cast will also include Patrick Kennedy (Atonement), Ruth Negga (World War Z), John Caroll Lynch (Shutter Island) and Morgan Spector.
With this many Broadway stars on board, we bet our bottom dollar HBO’s going to pick this one up!