American Gigolo 2022

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Stars: Jon Bernthal, Gretchen Mol, Gabriel LaBelle

The latest classic movie to be reinvented as a prestige TV show is “American Gigolo 2022,” Paul Schrader’s 1980 thriller about a male escort accused of murder. While many moviegoers are hoping to see what Showtime can do with the material, Paul Schrader isn’t one of them. The director recently took to his always colorful Facebook page to disavow the series and emphasize that he is not involved with it.

Although Showtime is building on his groundbreaking 1980 drama for its next series, Paul Schrader has no interest in tuning into the network’s next adaptation “American Gigolo.”

The writer-director clarified his lack of involvement in the production through one of his famous Facebook posts on Saturday morning. “A few years ago, I got a call from Paramount asking if I should remake American Gigolo as a series,” Schrader wrote. “I replied that I thought it was a terrible idea: times had changed, internet porn had redefined male sex work, viruses, etc.”

Schrader also revealed that he and director Martin Scorsese had prevented “attempts to remake” their “Taxi Driver” collaboration.

“Then another call came in saying that Jerry Bruckheimer and Paramount had the rights to remake without my consent. I said I would think about how such a program could be structured. No, the caller explained, they didn’t want my involvement,” Schrader continued.

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“I don’t plan on watching the Showtime series,” he concluded. “I don’t think I can be objective about it and even if I could, it’s too hectic.”

Hollander developed Showtime’s television adaptation of Schrader’s film, which launched Richard Gere’s career. In addition to showrunning, Hollander served as director and executive producer for the series before leaving the project.

Bernthal, who also serves as a producer on the series, plays Gere’s Julian Kaye 15 years after he was arrested for murder. The male escort struggles to find his place in Los Angeles’ modern sex industry as he searches for the truth about the set-up that landed him in prison, while trying to reconnect with his true love.

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