Billy Zane to Star in Amazon Pilot for US Remake of ‘Mad Dogs’

BillyZaneGreek-American actor Billy Zane has signed on to star in the US remake of the UK series “Mad Dogs.”

The hour-long dramedy is based on the UK series of the same name created by Cris Cole. The plot centers on the twisted reunion of a group of underachieving 40-something friends at different points in their lives as they celebrate the early retirement of a friend at his gorgeous villa in Belize. As grudges begin to emerge and secrets explode during their trip, lies, deception and murder take hold.

The pilot also stars Steve Zahn, Romany Malco, Michael Imperioli, and Ben Chaplin, with direction by Charles McDougall. The series is being co-produced with Sony Pictures Television.

Zane also has a few other projects in the works, including the upcoming horror “Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard, ” and the musical feature “The Rocking Horsemen.”