AMC announced today that David Schwimmer (American Crime Story, Band of Brothers, Friends) and Jim Sturgess (21, Across the Universe, Cloud Atlas) will star in the network’s upcoming original series Feed the Beast, based on the Danish series Bankerot.
Feed the Beast tells the story of Tommy (Schwimmer) and Dion (Sturgess) who are like brothers. Dion can’t stay out of trouble. Tommy can’t move past it. For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around. Together, they take on the insanity of the New York restaurant world, and navigate its underbelly of petty criminals, corrupt officials and violent mobsters.
Additional casting for the series includes Michael Gladis (Mad Men, House of Lies), who will play Patrick Woichik, a.k.a. The Tooth Fairy, the soft spoken, brutally intimidating local mobster with a penchant for pulling teeth; Lorenza Izzo (The Green Inferno, Sex Ed), who will play Pilar Herrera, a woman who meets Tommy in a grief group, and is desperately searching for true love; Christine Adams (Batman Begins, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), who will star as Tommy’s late wife, John Doman (The Wire, The Affair), who will play Tommy’s father, a shrewd and ruthless businessman and unapologetic racist; and Elijah Jacob (Spot On) who will play Tommy’s ten year old son.
The 10 one-hour episodes are set to premiere in May.
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