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Kristen Wiig and Tobey Maguire join 'The Spoils of Babylon'

April 30, 2013
By: Mae Abdulbaki

Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids") and Tobey Maguire ("The Great Gatsby") have signed on to play the lead roles in "The Spoils of Babylon," six half-hour episodes that will air later in 2013.

IFC describes the episodes below:

“The Spoils of Babylon” is an epic story in the vein of “The Thorn Birds” and “Winds of War,” “The Spoils of Babylon” spans three generations, taking viewers from the oil fields of Texas to boardrooms in New York City, through world war battlefields and velvet sheeted bedrooms. As the story unfolds, the booze, the passion and the heartache lead to illegal arms deals and international espionage with the Shah of Iran not to mention the creation of the doomed sub-­prime market.

“The Spoils of Babylon” is a television adaptation of a best-­selling epic novel by fictional famous author Eric Jonrosh (played by Will Ferrell). The blowsy century-­spanning saga chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of a family who made their fortune in the oil business.

Andrew Steele will be writing the screenplay to be directed by Matt Piedmont ("Casa de mi Padre").

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