"The Money," HBO Pilot Featuring Nathan Lane, Will Not Move Forward

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05 Mar 2014

Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
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"The Money," a drama pilot written for HBO that featured Tony winner Nathan Lane, will not move forward, according to Deadline.com.

Directed by Justin Chadwick, David Milch's pilot focused on wealth and corruption among America's elite. The show followed American mogul and patriarch James Castman, played by Brendan Gleeson ("Troy," "Gangs of New York"), who runs a media empire.

The cast also included Tony nominee Billy Magnussen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, "Into the Woods"), Morgan Spector (Machinal, Harvey), Patrick Kennedy ("Downton Abbey," "Boardwalk Empire"), Dominique McElligott ("Hell on Wheels," "The Guard"), Laila Robins (Heartbreak House, Frozen), Ray Liotta (Match, "Goodfellas"), John Carroll Lynch ("House of Lies," "Do No Harm"), Tony winner Rosemary Harris (The Road to Mecca, The Royal Family) and Mamie Gummer (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, "The Good Wife").

Lane played Gordon McCarren, a reporter for VistaCorp’s New York Herald, whose job security is precarious.

Lane, a Tony winner for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, recently starred in The Nance, receiving his fourth Tony nomination. His stage credits also include The Addams Family, Waiting for Godot, November, Butley, The Odd Couple, The Frogs and Guys and Dolls. He has performed in "The Birdcage," "30 Rock" and "Sex and the City."



Lane received Emmy nominations for both drama and comedy for his recurring roles on "The Good Wife" and "Modern Family."