“You’re asking me to make a movie with cash? Fives and tens.” “Easier to spend.” Based in part on the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel and subsequent 1995 John Travolta film of the same name, the dark comedy series ‘Get Shorty’ follows Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd), a hitman from Nevada who tries to become a movie producer in Hollywood as a means to leave his criminal past behind and win back his recently estranged family. There, he meets Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano), a washed up producer of low quality films who is desperately hanging on to the rungs of Hollywood relevancy and begrudgingly becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of show business.
“There is no way we can make this film.” Romano and O’Dowd take on roles similar to those played by Gene Hackman and Travolta, respectively, in the Get Shorty feature.
The TV reboot of ‘Get Shorty’ is created by Davey Holmes who adapted the project for the small screen and will executive produce the 10-episode series. Along with three-time Emmy award winner Ray Romano the series also stars Sean Bridgers, Lidia Porto, Megan Stevenson, Carolyn Dodd, Goya Robles, Gillian Vigman, Lucy Walters and Chris O’Dowd. The series premieres Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 10:00 PM on EPIX.
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