Earlier this month, it was announced that Amber Heard will play one of the leads of the NBC pilot “Playboy.” The pilot was written by Chad Hodge (“Tru Calling”), who will executive produce with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.
Heard, who can next be seen in Drive Angry 3D on February 25, told ComingSoon.net exclusively what we can expect.
“‘Playboy’ is a mix of ‘Mad Men’ meets ‘Chicago,’ or ‘Moulin Rouge!’ meets ‘The Sopranos,'” she said. “It’s a crime drama centered around the Playboy clubs of Chicago in the 1960s.”
Heard explained why she thinks it will appeal to the female audience. “Women will love this because it’s not like the Playboy we know today. It’s not about scientifically-made bodies, these crazy standards we set for women now. It’s not about the current idea of Playboy or the current idea of what sexy is for women. Back then, it was pre-surgery and what we’re left with is a real form of what a model is, the eve of women’s lib and on the cusp of women’s revolution, it is the greatest era for music – so all of those things will come into play in the pilot and be part of the story as well.”
Twentieth Century Fox TV and Imagine TV are behind the project.