Alan Cumming To Star In Showtime’s Comedy ‘Florent’ As A Gay New York Restaurateur

By Subhro Prakash Ghosh | 2 years ago
Alan Cumming To Star In Showtime’s Comedy ‘Florent’ As A Gay New York Restaurateur
Alan Cumming

Showtime is working on a comedy project named “Florent,” which would star everyone’s favorite openly bisexual actor Alan Cumming as a New York City restaurateur Florent Morellet. Cumming’s passion project, “Florent” will reportedly be directed by CBS drama series “The Good Wife’s” Rosemary Rodriguez. Read further to know in details.

The half-hour show “Florent” was shopped to Sundance Channel earlier this summer. According to Deadline, the show is being written by “Nine to Five’s” Patricia Resnick. The two executive producers,  Jonathan Baruch and Howard Braunstein, will also work for the project. If “Florent” goes to series, the 50-year old Cumming would make a transition to it after the completion of “The Good Wife.”

The outlet reported that the show is inspired by the original story of Morellet who had opened a restaurant in a Meatpacking District in New York during early 1980s. “Florent” is aimed to explore the light and dark of that time and will gradually turn into a destination for everyone starting from New York’s literati, the neighborhood hookers and hustlers, AIDS activists, sex workers to New York city’s cops and local LGBT community.

Out.com reported that “Florent” would indeed offer a very colorful role for the Olivier Award winner that would totally separate him from his character Eli Gold on the CBS TV show “The Good Wife.”

“The French-born Morellet would dress in drag for his annual Bastille Day street party. Plus, Morellet’s menu board was infamous because it tracked his T-cell count (he tested positive for HIV in 1987). So there will hopefully be gallows humor mixed in the comedic, quirky plot of the series,” the outlet reported.

Cumming is the winner of several awards for his excellent performance in “Accidental Death of an Anarchist,” “Hamlet,” “Nicholas Nickleby,” “The Bacchae,” “Ghost  Writer,” “Any Day Now” just to name a few.

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Having over 9 years of experience in retail magazines and portals, Ghosh has served lot of overseas clients in the last couple of years. Presently, he is a regular contributor for MNG. He had spent a self-imposed exile at the bank of river Narmada between 2012 and 2014 where he had mainly lived in the dense forests, ancient caves or with seriously devoted monks involved in penance and spiritual introspection. He is personally inspired by the great eastern and western mystics like Osho Rajneesh, Helena Blavatsky, George Gurdjieff, P D Ouspensky, Buddha, Lao Tsu, Confucius, Bodhidharma, J Krishnamurthy, Japanese Zen masters just to name a few.