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David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess to star in 'Feed the Beast' series

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Karen Butler
David Schwimmer arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 NBC Upfront Presentation at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on May 13, 2013. UPI/John Angelillo
David Schwimmer arrives on the red carpet at the 2013 NBC Upfront Presentation at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on May 13, 2013. UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess are to star in the upcoming original drama Feed the Beast, a co-production between AMC Studios and Lionsgate.

Based on the Danish series Bankerot, the 10-part program will be adapted by writer/showrunner Clyde Phillips, who also serves as executive producer. It is about best friends who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant.

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Production is to begin in New York City in February and the show is to premiere in May, with Michael Gladis, Lorenza Izzo, Christine Adams, John Doman and Elijah Jacob rounding out the cast.

"Under Clyde's creative leadership, Feed the Beast is a layered character piece and a highly entertaining story," Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, said in a statement. "To have David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess along with the rest of our wonderful cast bringing this story to life is incredibly exciting, and we can't wait to get started in a few weeks."

"Feed the Beast is the kind of provocative, premium quality series that has become a Lionsgate trademark," added Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. "We're delighted to expand our relationship with the iconic Clyde Phillips, excited to work with this bold ensemble cast led by the incomparable David Schwimmer and including the incredibly talented Jim Sturgess, and thrilled to bring this fast-paced drama about food, friends and family to life with our longtime partners at AMC."

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