Will Ferrell’s ‘Spoils of Babylon’ Casts Jessica Alba, Tim Robbins, Val Kilmer and More!
My oh my, and we thought Will Ferrell‘s upcoming miniseries ‘The Spoils of Babylon‘ had enough star power between Ferrell himself, ‘SNL‘ alum Kristen Wiig, ’The Great Gatsby”s Tobey Maguire and Haley Joel Osment. Now IFC has announced the full cast, including some new, big-name additions!
Just when you thought Will Ferrell’s FunnyOrDie-produced oil tycoon miniseries sounded crazy enough, IFC has released the full guest star roster and description, adding Jessica Alba, Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer and Tim Robbins to the existing cast. A summation of the six-part series is best described by IFC itself:
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. FunnyOrDie’s Ferrell and Adam McKay will act as executive producers. “This amazingly talented cast will give this decadent genre its due respect,” said Jennifer Caserta, president and general manager of IFC. “Never before has a parody of a miniseries been more poised for showers of accolades.”
What say you? Could ‘The Spoils of Babylon’ prove as compelling as its pedigree would suggest? Stay tuned for the latest announcements from the series, arriving in early 2014!