From Blue-Collar “Teach” to One-Percent “Axe”

source: londontheatre1.com
source: londontheatre1.com

American Dream… It’s a cliché, isn’t it? But, as an immigrant to America, I know that it is real.

I came to the US as a young graduate student — a good research university saw some potential in me, I think, that they gave me a stipend for several years plus subsidized housing. And, with real hard work, and a little bit of luck, I made it here — I can actually say that I am living the American Dream… However, I am well aware that hard work does not necessarily make you reach your dreams… There are millions of people that are nowhere close to their dreams despite hard work and right choices… And then, on the opposite side of the socioeconomic spectrum, we have the “one percent” that has REALLY made it… And, some of them, unfortunately, even have a hand in hindering others from reaching their dreams, and sometimes, in shattering these dreams altogether. Continue reading “From Blue-Collar “Teach” to One-Percent “Axe””

Damian Lewis is making Billions in NY! What do we know? What do we want to know? UPDATED

UPDATE 03/24: Drumroll! Showtime has just picked up Billions as a series. The series will be in filmed in NY later this year for a 2016 premiere on the network!

This is what David Nevins, the President of Showtime says about Billions:

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Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!

We’re waiting for you with open arms in New York!

Well, it’s a challenge to catch up with Damian Lewis nowadays! In fact, he has collected quite a few frequent flier miles these couple of months on Transatlantic flights.

source: Daily Mail
source: Daily Mail

First, He was in LA for TCA Winter Press Tour for Wolf Hall, then he was in New York to shoot new Showtime Drama Pilot Billions. Then he was in Berlin for Queen of the Desert World Premiere at Berlinale 2015. Then he was in London to attend pre-BAFTA Charles Finch and Chanel dinner… Then he was again on a plane flying stateside. Continue reading “Damian Lewis is making Billions in NY! What do we know? What do we want to know? UPDATED”

Damian Lewis is making Billions in New York: What do we know? What do we WANT to know?

Showtime drama pilot Billions shoot started on January 19 in New York!

What do we know so far? And, what do we WANT to know?

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source: variety.com

Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are headlining Billions. Damian Lewis takes on the role of Bobby “Axe Axelrod —  “a brilliant, ambitious hedge-fund king” and Paul Giamatti is Chuck Rhoades, “a hard-charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney.”

If this is not some acting heaven, what is? 🙂 Continue reading “Damian Lewis is making Billions in New York: What do we know? What do we WANT to know?”

“Billions” shoot starts in New York today!

USA Production News reports that Showtime drama pilot Billions shoot is starting today in New York ! So, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod is coming to life! I really hope we can get some daily updates during filming!

So, what do we know so far?

lewisgiamatti
source: variety.com

Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are headlining Billions. Damian Lewis takes on the role of Bobby “Axe Axelrod —  “a brilliant, ambitious hedge-fund king” and Paul Giamatti is Chuck Rhoades, “a hard-charging, whip-smart U.S. Attorney.”

If this is not some acting heaven, what is? 🙂 Continue reading ““Billions” shoot starts in New York today!”

On the Horizon: Damian Lewis makes Billions in New York!

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source: dailymail.co.uk

One of the most highly anticipated projects that Damian Lewis will take on this year is the new Showtime drama series Billions. Brian Koppelman, David Levien and New York Times’ columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin are writing the script and executive producing. Now, stop everything, have you ever listened to Brian Koppelman’s “The Moment” podcasts? They are brilliant and available on iTunes. Very highly recommended.

Now, back to Damian Lewis… When I had the chance to have a quick chat with him back in October, he said most of his projects were still in America, and I honestly could not figure out what he was saying. It was a revelation when the news came out late October that he was returning to Showtime with a pilot for the new drama series Billions. Continue reading “On the Horizon: Damian Lewis makes Billions in New York!”