by: Sammy Mink
Steve Zahn, Romany Malco and Ben Chaplin are set to star in Amazon’s MAD DOGS, an adaptation of the U.K. series of the same name. The series, from Sony Pictures TV, follows four former frat boys who go to Belize for a reunion with their rich college friend. They hit a speed bump when their weekend is interrupted by murder, conspiracy and a gang lord who is hot on their trail. Zahn has been cast as Cobi, a middle-aged married financial adviser who is rebelling against getting older, while Malco will play Gus, a former lawyer who was disbarred after a malpractice suit. Chaplin will play Joel, a darkly funny guy whose old girlfriend ended up marrying Cobi.
Although Zahn is most well known for his film roles in comedies like “Daddy Day Care” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” he’s no stranger to the TV landscape. After short stints on “Friends” and “Monk,” in 2010 Zahn landed the role of Davis McAlary on HBO’s “Treme” and is currently filming the ABC drama “Mind Games.” On the film side, Zahn is attached to star in Matt Ross’ drama “Captain Fantastic” alongside Viggo Mortensen and Kathryn Hahn.
Malco, on the other hand, is known for his roles on series like “Weeds,” “Unsupervised,” and “No Ordinary Family” with Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz. On the silver screen, Malco has appeared in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Baby Mama,” and the “Think Like a Man” franchise of films.
Last but not least, Brit Chaplin got his start in James Ivory’s “The Remains of the Day,” before going on to rom-com “The Truth About Cats & Dogs,” war drama “The Thin Red Line,” and Richard Linklater’s “Me and Orson Welles.” Next up, Chaplin is attached to appear alongside Kevin James in “Little Boy” and will play Cinderella’s father in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming adaptation of “Cinderella.”