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Malin Akerman joins Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis for pilot of Showtime drama 'Billions'

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Malin Akerman (Watchmen, Trophy Wife) has been added to the cast of the new Showtime drama pilot Billions, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.

Akerman has been cast in the role of Lara Axelrod, a former nurse who comes from humble beginnings, and is now married to a billionaire, Bobby Axelrod (Lewis).

The drama, written and executive produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin , “takes a forensic look at the world of high finance by tracking the approaching collision between two titanic figures — the hard charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), and the brillliant ambitious hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod,” a Showtime press release said.

Billions‘ supporting casting includes Maggie Siff, Toby Leonard Moore, Condola Rashad, and David Costabile.

The pilot is is currenlty being shot in New York, directed by Divergent‘s Neil Burger.

 

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