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Chiklis developing drama based on financial crisis

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 19th 2008 10:02AM
Has the sour economy got your down? Does the threat of impending financial collapse keep you from getting your eight hours each night? Do you constantly worry about having to give up your home, your children to slave traders and your wife to a wealthy sheik who was willing to buy her because she has "good strong feet"?

Don't worry. Television is on the way.

Shield star Michael Chiklis is developing a dramatic series set in the ever-so-slowly collapsing financial world.

So far, he's only got some notes from interviews he's done with people who have been hurt in investor schemes. He hopes to have a pilot script for the tentatively titled House of Cards finished in time for the networks' tryout season.

It sounds promising. Chiklis had some time behind the camera as director during his tour of duty with The Shield and if any of those people cross over to this project, it could be good. It will also be interesting to watch Chiklis prove he can do more than play the tough bald guy who eats nails in a bowl of milk with two scoops of punks like you for breakfast.

The actor told the AP that he was inspired to do a show about people who had been scammed out of money when he became the victim of a scam. It's not the Bernard Madoff Ponzi-scheme that has everyone investing their money in jars so they'll have something that'll help them bury their money in their backyard. It's a completely different one. Dear sweet Jesus in a Jeep, how many of these things are out there? Between banks giving out loans they know people couldn't pay and greedy stock traders trying to top God's annual salary, is there any money left anywhere in the universe?

And who has the sack to scam Michael Chiklis, the guy who played tough guy Vic Mackey and Ben Grimm in The Fantastic Four? They were obviously so busy trying to think of ways to swindle widows and orphans out of their penny jars that they didn't take a few minutes to watch a little TV. The guy could probably kick your ass with your own ass that he tore off and fused to his bare hands to create an even more powerful ass-fist.

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jeff

I have a very close friend, who graduated from Harvard. Worked for ML for over 8 years, recently he's been "right sized" too, despite of his outstanding performance and the increasing revenue he generated. OMG, now the banking industry is badly hurt, how long it would take for those financial background guys like him get back to the job market. Banking jobs are not there as much as before as easily seen on http://www.joboutlets.com and other job sites in the region

January 14 2009 at 11:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
L'Emmerdeur

These tears I cry are tears of joy.

"Wall Street Money Train"

December 22 2008 at 1:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eddie

Whatever it takes to get more Shield.

I'm serious, Mike- I need this, man. I'll have your money by next week bro, just keep the hits coming...

December 19 2008 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

Maybe they could do a show about the financial crisis but re-use original dialogue from The Shield.

For example: "We're gonna find who did this, and we're gonna kill him."

December 19 2008 at 11:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DavidMac

Chicklis has already shown he can be more than a tough guy, ever remember The Commish.

December 19 2008 at 10:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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