Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers) has joined the growing cast of Hulu’s upcoming limited series Immigrant, Deadline has learned.
Immigrant is the true story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, the Indian-American entrepreneur who started Chippendales. The series will detail the insane, darkly comedic, crime-ridden story behind the unique male revue that became a cultural phenomenon.
Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani is set to play Banerjee. Also set to star in the series is Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast), Quentin Plair (The Good Lord Bird), Nicola Peltz (Transformers: Age of Extinction), and Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus).
Lewis will play the series regular role of Denise. Straight-talking, no-nonsense Denise goes from Chippendales groupie to loyal right-hand consigliere to its choreographer, Nick De Noia (Murray Bartlett). She looks after the New York club, as well as the Chippendales national tours, and weathers the increasingly volatile relationship between De Noia and Chippendales founder Steve Banerjee (Nanjiani).
Nanjiani and will executive produce this series, which will consist of eight episodes. Robert Siegel, also the writer of Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, will work alongside Nanjiani as writer and executive producer. Jacqui Rivera is co-executive producer and Annie Wyman is co-producer. 20th Television serves as the studio on the series. WandaVision director Matt Shakman is on board to helm the series.