News

Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig Claim The Spoils of Babylon

Source:   Deadline , IFC
April 30, 2013


Announced by IFC early last month, the television miniseries "The Spoils of Babylon" has found two major stars in Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig. Deadline reports that both talents have joined the cast of the Funny or Die-produced project, officially described as follows:

“The Spoils of Babylon” is an epic story in the vein of “The Thorn Birds” and “Winds of War.” [It] spans three generations, taking viewers from the oil fields of Texas to boardrooms in New York City, through world war battlefields and velvet sheeted bedrooms. As the story unfolds, the booze, the passion and the heartache lead to illegal arms deals and international espionage with the Shah of Iran, not to mention the creation of the doomed sub-­prime market.

“The Spoils of Babylon” is a television adaptation of a best-­selling epic novel by fictional famous author Eric Jonrosh... The blowsy century-­spanning saga chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of a family who made their fortune in the oil business.


Maguire can next be seen in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby while Wiig is currently working alongside Ferrell in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are executive producing with Casa de mi Padre helmer Matt Piedmont directing from an Andrew Steele screenplay.

"The Spoils of Babylons" will air as six half-hour episodes in late 2013.

(Photo Credit: Nikki Nelson / Fayesvision / WENN.com)


| 0 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

Comic-Con: Original Alien Cast on the Film's Legacy, Taking Part in Alien: Isolation
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Gets a September 23 Release Date
New Guardians of the Galaxy Featurette Explores Gamora and Nebula's Relationship
Fifty Shades of Grey: Watch the First Trailer for the 2015 Release!
Comic-Con: Experience Legendary's Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot
Comic-Con: American Mary Directors to Helm Painkiller Jane
Comic-Con: Banner Revealed for Hitman: Agent 47
Comic-Con: Legendary Pictures Reveals Warcraft Logo and Props
Comic-Con: Photos of the Batsuit from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!
Comic-Con: Two Avengers: Age of Ultron Concept Art Posters!
Comic-Con: Marvel Studios Releases Ant-Man Concept Art!
Marvel Studios Adds Yet Another Movie to 2018!
Comic-Con: New Photos from the 2014 San Diego Event!
Comic-Con: It's a Lovely Day in the First Poster for Mad Max: Fury Road
Arrow's Roy Harper Upgrades to Arsenal for Season Three!
Sinister 2 is Coming in August of 2015
Bond 24 to Film Key Sequence in Rome
Comic-Con: 16 Character Posters for The Expendables 3

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners