IFC’s ‘The Spoils of Babylon’ Trailer Is a Star-Studded Affair
Insane from the moment we first heard about the project, IFC’s ‘The Spoils of Babylon‘ has released yet another star-studded trailer promoting its epic miniseries drama of love, betrayal, oil and a psychotic Haley Joel Osment. Oh yes, it’s that weird.
“My story is an epic one, this is my life, or what remains of it,” narrates Tobey Maguire as his character Devon Morehouse, revealing the framework for the miniseries, which also stars Kristen Wiig, Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, David Spade, Carey Mulligan and Tim Robbins, all outfitted in ridiculous period costumes and hamming it up. Here’s IFC’s full synopsis of the series:
‘The Spoils of Babylon,’ a century-spanning saga, chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family, led by Jonas Morehouse (Robbins), his daughter Cynthia (Wiig) and her adopted brother Devon (Maguire) who made their fortune in the oil business.
The series takes viewers from the oil fields of Texas to boardrooms in New York City, through war torn battlefields and velvet-sheeted bedrooms. Cynthia and Devon’s unbridled and taboo passion for one another cannot be prevented. Add in Cynthia’s evil son Winston (Osment), her put upon husband Chet Halner (Sheen), and Devon’s new love interest Dixie Mellonworth (Alba), and the booze, the pills, more passion, more pills and the heartache, and you have a mercurial potboiler.
Then add in illegal arms deals, international espionage, the Shah of Iran (Ferrell), and two U.S. Army generals (Kilmer, Steve Tom) and it begins to overflow with boiling liquid in a pot on a hot stove that is operational.
‘SNL”s Andrew Steele co-wrote the script with Matt Piedmont (‘Casa de mi Padre’) who also directs. Funny or Die’s Ferrell and Adam McKay will act as executive producers. “The whole show is ridiculous and I mean that in the best way,” says Kristen Wiig of the effort. “The things this family goes through, the murder and the lies and the affairs, is so absurd and bizarre and written so well.”
Check out the latest trailer for ‘The Spoils of Babylon’ above, and tell us in the comments if you’ll tune in for the ridiculous new drama!