The Oscar nominee, Paul Giamattihas been signed as the protagonist of the television series Hostelwhich is currently in development with Eli Roth, Chris Briggs y Mike Fleiss. Roth wrote, directed and produced the original 2005 film, with Briggs and Fleiss producing.

According to reports from THR, Giamatti will star in the project in “a key role” with details of the character under lock and key at the moment. This is what the media adds:

“The Serie Hostelwhich is currently in development and does not yet have a platform attached, is described as a “modern adaptation” and a “elevated thriller” that also It is a “reinvention” of the horror franchise which was launched in [2005] and generated two sequels.”

Roth and Briggs will co-write the script, with Roth directing. Roth, Brigggs and Fleiss will executive produce the series.

The original film revolved around three backpackers heading to a Slovak city that promised to fulfill their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of ​​the hell that awaited them. Hostel was set in a world where the rich can pay to literally torture and murder captured victims. Roth returned to writing and directing Hostel: Part II in 2007. The film spawned a second sequel Hostel: Part III in 2011, with Scott Spiegel taking over as director.

The original film generated $82 million at the global box office, while the second accumulated $36 million, while the third had a direct-to-DVD release.

Apparently, Giamatti is also a fan of the movies. Hostel for a long time. In an interview with EW in 2013, the actor commented: “Eli was filming Hostel in Prague and I was filming The Illusionist and I met him. “We talked about me killing someone in that movie, but it never worked.”

The Serie Hostel would mark Giamatti's most recent television foray after his seven seasons on Billions from Showtime. This year he won a Golden Globe for his performance in the film The Holdoversfor which he was also nominated for an Oscar for best actor.

On the other hand, during the slasher press tour Thanksgiving (2023), Roth winked at his return to the world of Hostel saying: “[Con] Hostel there is much more to do. I would love to return to the Hostel at some point. And Cabin Fever too. They are part of me. They are like my children. I feel like I've ignored them for too long. And I would love to get back to them in some way. I have ideas. I would direct it. “I don’t want it in anyone else’s hands.”

Roth released the slasher in 2023 Thanksgiving, which was very well received by the audience, and is already working on its sequel. This year it will be released in theaters Borderlands.

The series is produced by Fifth Season, formerly known as Endeavor Content. The company produces the acclaimed series Severance de Apple TV+, Life & Beth y Nine Perfect Strangers Hulu, Tokyo Vice from Max, and Wolf Like Me from Peacock, among others.


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