Fresh off his run in the “Think Like a Man” franchise of movies, actor Romany Malco has booked a starring role (alongside Ben Chaplin and Steve Zahn) in Amazon’s news streaming series from creator Shawn Ryan (“The Shiled”).
Titled “Mad Dogs,” the project will be a remake of a British series of the same name, which follows 4 friends who take a trip to Belize to visit a school pal, though as time passes, their holiday soon turns into a labyrinthine nightmare of lies, deception, and murder.
The original series is described as a dark comedy and psychological thriller.
Malco, Chaplin and Zahn will play the friends who head to Belize to visit their now-wealthy school mate.
Malco’s character is named Gus, who is described as a former attorney who lost his career after a malpractice suit. He’s now a struggling antiques dealer and in amidst a divorce, which is hard not only on him but also on his 2teenage daughters.
The original British series was created by Cris Cole, and he’ll also be writing the script and exec producing the American (Amazon) version, along with Shawn Ryan.
Charles McDougall will direct the pilot.