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Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will make 'Billions' on Showtime

Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will make 'Billions' on Showtime

Showtime capped off a busy week of pilot casting by landing a pair of Emmy winners to topline its drama pilot "Billions." Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis will star in the pilot, which will shoot in New York City in early 2015. Written by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, "Billions" is described a fictional drama that "takes a forensic look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures." Those figures are U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhodes (Giamatti) and hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod (Lewis). Showtime also announced that Neil Burger ("Limitless") has signed on to direct the pilot. An Oscar nominee for "Cinderella Man," Giamatti has been making an aggressive push into TV in recent years. The "John Adams" Emmy winner earned Emmy nods for HBO's "Too Big to Fail" and earlier this year for "Downton Abbey." While FX opted

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