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Matt Bomer charms old Hollywood in Amazon’s The Last Tycoon

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Entertainment Weekly has a first look on The Last Tycoon, the new Amazon Studios’ pilot that will air TOMORROW (June 17).

The series stars Matt Bomer as a wunderkind movie producer and Kelsey Grammer as his ferocious boss, studio chief Pat Brady. Together, the duo are determined to turn Hollywood’s studio system on its head, in a tale loosely based on real-life MGM moguls Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg.

Bomer plays Monroe Stahr, a fast-rising film whisperer who’s hard at work on a biopic about his recently deceased wife, Minna. The Last Tycoon also stars Lily Collins as Brady’s ambitious daughter, Cecelia, who has a tendency to hang around Monroe.

The pilot will air exclusively on Amazon Video in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. Amazon’s development process gives all customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime Members. All pilots are available via the Amazon Video app or online at Amazon.com/amazonvideo. So, if you’re in one of the available countries WATCH, RATE AND REVIEW!

Matt will be on AHS Season 6

Back when promoting The Normal Guys in London Matt did an interview to Magic Radio, and they published this video in which he talks about Lady Gaga. On this video, he just confirmed to be part of next American Horror Story season. Still no word if its just a small part (which The Last Tycoon hopefully being picked up, he will have a lot of work ahead), but the season will start being shot this Tuesday, June 7.

“The Last Tycoon” Pilot has a Debut Date

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Amazon annouced their lineup for its next pilot season, including The Last Tycoon, written and directed by Oscar-nominated Billy Ray and starring Kelsey Grammer, Matt Bomer and Lily Collins.

The new shows are scheduled to debut on June 17 exclusively on Amazon Video in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. Amazon’s development process gives all customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime Members. All pilots are available via the Amazon Video app or online at Amazon.com/amazonvideo.

The Last Tycoon
A co-production with TriStar Television, The Last Tycoon is written and directed by Academy Award nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), and executive produced by Ray and Christopher Keyser (Tyrant, Party of Five), who serve as showrunners, Joshua D. Maurer (Rosemary’s Baby), Alixandre Witlin (Rosemary’s Baby), and David A. Stern (Rosemary’s Baby). Mad Men’s Scott Hornbacher serves as co-executive producer of the pilot, along with Perri Kipperman (Billions). An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last work, The Last Tycoon follows Hollywood’s Golden Boy, Monroe Stahr (Matt Bomer, White Collar) as he battles father figure and boss, Pat Brady (Kelsey Grammer, Frasier) for the soul of their studio. In a world darkened by the Great Depression and the growing international influence of Hitler’s Germany, The Last Tycoon illuminates the passions, violence, and towering ambition of 1930’s Hollywood. Lily Collins (The Blind Side) stars as Cecelia Brady and noted Pulitzer-winning Fitzgerald scholar A. Scott Berg serves as consulting producer.

Check pictures added in our gallery, with thanks to Wayward Bridget for her help finding better quality pictures.

Matt attends “AHS: Hotel” at Paleyfest

Last night Matt attended in Hollywood the closing night of Paleyfest, that presented a panel with Ryan Murphy and his American Horror Story: Hotel. He was joined by cast members Finn Wittrock, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley, Angela Bassett, Denis O’Hare, Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson, as well executive producer Tim Minear and creators Brad Falchuk and Murphy.

During the panel, Murphy told that every single actor attending the event can come back to the next season, if they want. It doesn’t mean Matt is already confirmed to come back as is being reported.

I will tell you that every darling person up here that wants to come back can come back. (Variety)

Our gallery was updated with pictures from last night, check it:

Matt on set of “The Last Tycoon”

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Matt was spotted today on set of the upcoming Amazon pilot ‘The Last Tycoon’ in Los Angeles and you can now find pictures added in our gallery. Inspired by the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, on whom the book’s protagonist Monroe Stahr was based, The Last Tycoon centers on Stahr (Bomer), Hollywood’s first wunderkind studio executive in the 1930s as he climbs to the height of power pitting him against his mentor and current head of the studio Pat Brady, a character based on Louis B. Mayer. With Stahr as a focal point, the series delves into the true violence, sex and towering ambition of Hollywood in the ’30s.