Lodi: Ewan McGregor to play FBI informant in Prime Video drama series

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

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

Inspired by a true story as told in an Alta online article by Andrew Dubbins, Lodi takes place in 1977 and will see Ewan McGregor playing Lou, a car salesman who “goes from ordinary small-town citizen to FBI informant infiltrating the mafia when a key member of organized crime offers to buy his Cadillac dealership. Over the next three years, Lou finds his quest for glory tested when he becomes embroiled in the inner workings of the crime family – from fronting a multimillion-dollar operation, to becoming a surrogate son– before procuring the first-ever conviction of an infamous crime boss.” Timothy Greenberg (The Daily Show) will be the showrunner of Lodi and will executive produce alongside Ewan McGregor.

Ewan McGregor is currently filming a series adaptation of Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow for Showtime and Paramount+. McGregor plays Count Alexander Rostov “who, in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, finds that his gilded past places him on the wrong side of history. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol, threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. As the years pass and some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, Rostov’s reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. As he builds a new life within the walls of the hotel, he discovers the true value of friendship, family and love.

There have also been rumblings of a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi, but Lucasfim president Kathleen Kennedy recently shot those rumors down at Star Wars Celebration. “That is not an active development,” Kennedy said. “But I never say never, because there’s always the possibility. That show was so well-received and [director] Deborah Chow did such a spectacular job. Ewan McGregor really wants to do another. Everybody’s all hands on deck with what we’re doing right now, as you can see by what we showed everybody [at the Celebration]. We’ll turn our attention to that again maybe down the road.

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/lodi-ewan-mcgregor-prime-video-drama-series/

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