Andrew Rannells has joined the cast of the production about Chippendales founder Somen “Steve” Banerjee. Kumail Nanjiani plays Banerjee, and the film also stars Murray Bartlett and Annaleigh Ashford.
According to Hulu’s logline, Immigrant portrays the “insane, darkly humorous, crime-ridden narrative of the unusual male revue that became a global sensation.” Rannells (Black Monday, Girls5Eva) will return as a rich kid investor and the love interest of Chippendales New York’s Nick De Noia (Bartlett), who fuelled Chippendales’ shift from sleazy West L.A. strip club to global sensation.
The Chippendales project marks a return for Rannells and co-showrunner Jenni Konner, who previously collaborated on HBO’s Girls from 2012 to 2017.
Immigrant was conceived by Robert Siegel (Pam & Tommy) and will be co-showrunner with Konner. They will executive produce alongside Kumail Nanjiani, Dylan Sellers, Matt Shakman (who will also direct), Emily V. Gordon, Nora Silver, and Rajiv Joseph, who will co-write the series with Mehar Sethi. Annie Wyman co-produces with Jacqui Rivera. The studio is Disney’s 20th Television.
Rannells is fresh off the set of Showtime’s Black Monday, which was canceled after three seasons. He appears on Peacock’s Girls5Eva and lends his voice to the animated shows Invincible on Amazon Prime Video and Big Mouth on Netflix.
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