Jon Bernthal plays notorious male escort in ‘American Gigolo’ series variation

The Punisher” entertainer Jon Bernthal is set to assume control over the popular male escort character of Julian Kaye, initially played by Richard Gere in chief Paul Schrader’s 1980 thrill ride film “American Gigolo,” in another Showtime series of a similar name.

The occasions of the series will occur in the current day as Julian attempts to sort out why he was outlined for homicide in the wake of serving 15 years in prison.

The series likewise stars Gretchen Mol as Julian’s previous darling, Rosie O’Donnel as Detective Sunday, Lizzie Brocheré as Isabelle, Gabriel LaBelle as Johnny, a more youthful rendition of Julian; Leland Orser as tycoon Richard Stratton, and Wayne Brady as Julian’s dearest companion Lorenzo.

Bernthal, who rose to unmistakable quality as Shane in “The Walking Dead,” had prior let GQ know that he was amazed to be projected ahead of the pack job.

“I don’t completely accept that that I have any sort of regular sex advance. I’ve generally viewed at myself as this odd looking person. It’s insane to me, however it alarms me — and that is the reason I will own it,” he said.

Watch the mystery for the ten-episode Showtime series underneath: