Don Cheadle To Star In Showtime Pilot ‘Ball Street’
Don Cheadle is returning to Showtime. According to a report, the House of Lies star has been tapped along with Girls alum Andrew Rannells to star in comedy pilot called Ball Street. The series will be exec produced and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Ball Street kicks off on Oct. 19, 1987 — aka Black Monday, the day of the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. The potential series will explore who caused it as it revolves around a group of outsiders who take on Wall Street.
Cheadle stars as Rod “The Jammer” Jaminski, a self-educated, self-made, self-destructive master of the universe whose firm the financial press called, “The L.A. Raiders of corporate raiders.” Rannells plays Blair Shmerman, a fresh-out-of-Wharton trading prodigy whose pure heart will struggle to survive Wall Street (from both a metaphoric and cocaine standpoint). Jammer’s top lieutenant, Dawn Darcy, has yet to be cast. Darcy is the first female head trader on the street, who’ll ride the second wave of feminism through a sea of horny millionaires.