‘The Last Tycoon’

(Pictured above: Matt Bomer as Monroe Stahr in ‘The Last Tycoon’)

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon, a novel about a young studio mogul in 1930s Hollywood, is being brought to life as a nine-episode series on Amazon Prime.

The series, which debuts this Friday, July 28, was selected from Amazon’s 2016 pilot season, a development process giving customers the chance to view and weigh in on a roster of potential new series for the streaming service. Prime subscribers can view that pilot now at Amazon.com/The-Last-Tycoon.

Amazon’s Tycoon stars White Collar’s Matt Bomer as studio wunderkind Monroe Stahr, who locks horns with father figure and boss Pat Brady, played by Frasier‘s Kelsey Grammer, “for the soul of their studio.” The competition takes place “in a world darkened by the Great Depression and the growing international influence of Hitler’s Germany.”

The cast also includes La La Land’s Rosemarie DeWitt as Rose Brady, House of Cards’ Dominique McElligott as Kathleen Moore, The Martian’s Enzo Cilenti as Aubrey Hackett, Arrival’s Mark O’Brien as Max Mincer, and Professor T’s Koen De Bouw as Tomas Szep.

Pulitzer-winning author and Fitzgerald scholar A. Scott Berg served as consulting producer.

The Fitzgerald novel, published posthumously in 1941 and the author’s last, was based on the life of film mogul Irving Thalberg, according to Publishers Weekly.

Prime subscribers can view the show online at Amazon.com/The-Last-Tycoon; or by downloading the Amazon app. For a list of compatible devices, visit amazon.com/howtostream.

To sign up for Prime or to find out more, visit amazon.com/prime.

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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