The Last Tycoon Trailer

Amazon’s new series The Last Tycoon might be Mad Men for the film industry. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Last Tycoon is set at the fictional Brady-American Studios in the 1930s. Matt Bomer plays studio executive Monroe Stahr and Kelsey Grammer is the studio namesake Pat Brady.

Brady and Stahr navigate the politics of pre-WWII international relations and personality clashes with movie stars. Some major players of Hollywood’s Golden Age share scenes with the fictional Stahr and Brady, and The Wizard of Oz script is floating around while Brady-American makes their fictional silent films and musicals.

The Last Tycoon series comes from Billy Ray and Christopher Keyser. As a screenwriter and director, Ray has tackled true stories like Captain Phillips, Breach and Shattered Glass, along with science-fiction like The Hunger Games and Volcano. Keyser has produced television as diverse as Tyrant and Party of Five. Ray and Keyser spoke with /Film by phone out of New York about their new series.

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The Last Tycoon Trailer

Amazon is continuing the battle against Netflix with yet another new original series debuting this summer. This time, they’re reaching back into classic literature with an adaptation of The Last Tycoon, based on the novel of the same name by The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald, which just celebrated its 75th anniversary last year.

The Last Tycoon takes place back in 1930s Hollywood and follows Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer) and his mentor Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer) as they battle for control of their movie studio at a time sandwiched between the Great Depression and the start of World War II. It looks provocative, sexy and pretty damn good.
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