Ewan McGregor to star in Prime Video drama sequence Lodi

Ewan McGregor to play an FBI informant infiltrating the mafia in Lodi, a brand new drama sequence in improvement for Prime Video.

From Jedi to FBI informant; Variety has reported that Ewan McGregor is about to star in Lodi, a drama sequence in improvement for Amazon’s Prime Video.

Impressed by a real story as advised in an Alta on-line article by Andrew Dubbins, Lodi takes place in 1977 and can see Ewan McGregor enjoying Lou, a automobile salesman who “goes from peculiar small-town citizen to FBI informant infiltrating the mafia when a key member of organized crime gives to purchase his Cadillac dealership. Over the following three years, Lou finds his quest for glory examined when he turns into embroiled within the interior workings of the crime household – from fronting a multimillion-dollar operation, to changing into a surrogate son– earlier than procuring the first-ever conviction of an notorious crime boss.” Timothy Greenberg (The Each day Present) would be the showrunner of Lodi and can govt produce alongside Ewan McGregor.

Ewan McGregor is presently filming a sequence adaptation of Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow for Showtime and Paramount+. McGregor performs Depend Alexander Rostov “who, within the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded previous locations him on the improper aspect of historical past. Spared quick execution, he’s banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room within the opulent Resort Metropol, threatened with demise if he ever units foot outdoors once more. Because the years move and among the most tumultuous many years in Russian historical past unfold outdoors the resort’s doorways, Rostov’s lowered circumstances present him entry right into a a lot bigger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a brand new life throughout the partitions of the resort, he discovers the true worth of friendship, household and love.

There have additionally been rumblings of a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi, however Lucasfim president Kathleen Kennedy just lately shot these rumors down at Star Wars Celebration. “That isn’t an energetic improvement,” Kennedy stated. “However I by no means say by no means, as a result of there’s at all times the chance. That present was so well-received and [director] Deborah Chow did such a spectacular job. Ewan McGregor actually needs to do one other. Everyone’s all arms on deck with what we’re doing proper now, as you’ll be able to see by what we confirmed all people [at the Celebration]. We’ll flip our consideration to that once more possibly down the highway.