John C. Reilly Replaces Michael Shannon in Adam McKay’s HBO Series About Lakers


Oscar-nominated actor John C. Reilly is coming to the rescue of an old friend, as he has signed on to replace Michael Shannon as Lakers owner Jerry Buss in HBO's drama pilot about the Showtime-era Lakers, which reunites him with frequent collaborator Adam McKay. The series will depict Buss as a self-made millionaire whose success has only amplified his proclivity for risk. Buss redefines American sports, celebrity, and wealth by transforming the Lakers into a basketball dynasty, but his house of cards threatens to collapse on him -- and the people he loves most. Jason Clarke is …

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