Following Fraud Claims, Paramount Parts Ways with ‘American Gigolo’ Director


    “David Hollander is no longer on the drama series American Gigolo and Paramount Television Studios no longer has a producing relationship with him,” the statement issued by Showtime and Paramount confirmed on Saturday.

    Deadline quoted anonymous sources as saying that the probe and firing were based on remarks Hollander claimed to have made on the set of American Gigolo.

    While the exact nature of the statements are not known, they were not sexual, the outlet stated.

    Hollander hasn't publicly commented about the situation, and Variety reported that Hollander's representatives have not responded to inquiries for clarification.

    The adaptation for the series of the original 1980 Richard Gere film stars Jon Bernthal, Gretchen Mol, Rosie O'Donnell, Gabriel LaBelle and Wayne Brady. Bernthal is the male escort, Julian Kaye who returns to the Los Angeles sex industry 15 years after being arrested for murder.

    Hollander also developed CBS' The Guardian and TNT's Heartland.


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