American Gigolo

American Gigolo shoot (Venice Current Staff)

A Showtime pilot based off a 1980 film noir classic that starred Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton was shot on Venice Beach this week. Among the A list cast on set--alligators. 

Written and directed by Hollander, American Gigolo the series is a present-day reimagining of American Gigolo, according to Deadline. The project is a production of Paramount Television Studios.

Leland Orser is set as a lead opposite Jon Bernthal and Gretchen Mol in the pilot. The project hails from David Hollander, Paramount TV Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, according to Deadline.

Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original film, executive produces along with Hollander, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed. Bernthal also serves as a producer. 

The shoot took place on Tuesday, Feb 9. On the notice to film, six alligators and one dog.