Tom Blyth, Chris Diamantopoulos, more to star in ‘chat materials’ – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE:Tom Blyth (Billy the kid), Chris Diamantopolous (red notice), Jordyn Denning (Pam and Tommy), Zach Villa (Good mourning with a U) and Jay Mohr (The cleaning lady) have signed on to star in comedy Discussion papersmarking the feature film debut of screenwriter, director and television producer Alfredo Barrios Jr.
The offbeat comedy is based on the bestselling book Discussion Papers: Stories from a Rookie Wall Street Investment Banker by Bill Keenan. It follows Bobby Sanders (Blyth), a hustler and talkative ex-pro hockey player turned junior banker who navigates the eccentric and somewhat surreal world of high finance as he confronts the meaning of life in this gilded cage.
Diamantopolous will play the bank’s most feared chief executive, Masterson, with Denning as Michelle, the brilliant, high-flying corporate lawyer whom Bobby falls in love with. Villa will play Danny, an investment banking analyst whose financial brilliance is matched only by his insatiable libido, with Mohr as Abernathy, a shrewd managing director and golf enthusiast who has had a lucrative career. by making senseless corporate deals that line his pockets. and leave its client companies in ruins.
Barrios Jr. adapted the script for Discussion papers, from a story he wrote with Keenan. Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin, Bill Immerman, Keenan, Doug Ellin and Andrew Sugerman produce.
Barrios Jr. is perhaps best known for serving as the showrunner and executive producer of the critically acclaimed History Channel series. Sixand as one of USA Network’s EPs Burn Notice. He also wrote and directed episodes of series such as Magnum IP, Justice and just legalwhile being part of their production teams.
Blyth currently plays the title role in Epix’s Billy the kid and also recently appeared on HBO shows Golden age. Additional credits include movies Blessing, Scott and Sid and Robin Hood.
Diamantopoulos is an Emmy nominee, perhaps best known for his role as Russ Hanneman on HBO Silicon Valley. He is next set to appear in HBO Max’s second season. made for loveas well as the AMC series Pantheon and the untitled Three Stooges sequel from director Cameron Fay.
Denning recently appeared in series such as Pam and Tommy and Cultivated. She will then appear in films including turbo cola, The blue rose and St. Grady.
Villa has recently appeared in films including Destructiveand in series such as Archives 81, american horror story and Station 19. We will see him next in Addison Heimann’s horror thriller Hypochondriacwhich made its world premiere at SXSW 2022, as well as the animated film The Adventures of Bunny BravoBJ Novak’s horror thriller Revengethe comedy of Machine Gun Kelly and Mod Sun Good mourning with a U and Emmanuelle Pickett’s crime photo, all souls.
Mohr is an Emmy nominated actor and comedian whose recent credits include the series The cleaning lady and American housewife and movies like hunter’s moon, Drowning and hollow point.
Barrios Jr. is represented by CAA, The Shuman Company and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Blyth de Gersh, United Agents in the UK and MJ Management; Diamantopolous by Paradigm, Untitled Entertainment and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman; Denning by Momentum Talent and Literary Agency; Villa de Buchwald, Velocity Entertainment Partners and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller; and Mohr by A3 Artists Agency and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.