Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis to Star in Showtime’s Billions

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Showtime announced that Oscar nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man) and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (“Homeland”) have been cast in the lead roles of the complex, contemporary drama pilot “Billions.”

Written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, “Billions” is a fictional drama that takes a forensic look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures – the hard charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes (Giamatti), and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis).

Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.