American Gigolo set for TV remake

American Gigolo

American Gigolo

Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Richard Gere starrer movie "American Gigolo" is set to be remade as a crime drama series for television.

Movie mogul Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the 1980 film, will serve as executive producer on the remake, with original writer and director Paul Schrader also on board as executive consultant, reports contactmusic.com.

A statement released by Bruckheimer reads: "With its signature noir aesthetic, 'American Gigolo' has remained a deeply entertaining, psychological thriller."

In the film, Gere played a male escort, who falls in love with a politician's disgruntled wife, played by Lauren Hutton, and finds himself on trial for murder.

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