By The Hollywood London Team
Everyone who loves Matt Bomer is going to happy with this news: the “White Collar” star has landed the lead role in Amazon Studios’ drama pilot, “The Last Tycoon,” Deadline reports.
The plot for “The Last Tycoon” will be based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel of the same name. The pilot was quietly ordered earlier this month. Now, casting the “American Horror Story: Hotel” actor means the pilot is cleared for production.
The story of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel revolves around Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer), Hollywood’s first studio executive in the 1930s. Inspired by real-life film executive Irving Thalberg, “The Last Tycoon” follows protagonist Stahr’s ambition to climb the ladder in Hollywood.
Stahr will not only have to work hard to realize his ambitions but he has to beat his mentor and studio head Pat Brady. The plot explores violence, sex and the ambitions of studio executives in Hollywood in the 1930s.
Billy Ray will pen, direct and produce the pilot alongside Perri Kipperman, Josh Maurer, David Stern and Alix Witlin.
Bomer, who currently stars in FX’s “American Horror Story: Hotel,” has previously starred in six season of USA Network’s “White Collar.” The 38-year-old actor has also acted in “Magic Mike XXL” and “The Normal Heart.”
“The Last Tycoon” has been adapted to the big screen in 1976 when Robert De Niro played the lead role.
Matt bomer fans, are you excited that the actor has bagged a lead role in a series? We surely miss him from his “White Collar” days!
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