Showcase to air The Leisure Class

Later this  month Showcase will air the must see HBO film  The Leisure Class.

From Project Greenlight Season 4 winner Jason Mann, this dark comedy focuses on a man trying to marry into a wealthy, dysfunctional family – and the arrival of his wild and unpredictable brother, who could ruin everything.

Taking place primarily over the course of one night, the story (written by Mann with former Project Greenlight winner Pete Jones) follows a charming English con man, William Rooney, who creates a false identity to marry wealthy socialite Fiona Langston, the daughter of U.S. Senator Edward Langston.  But on the eve of their wedding, William’s plans go awry when Leonard, his estranged, do well brother, shows up and crashes the party. While William unsuccessfully tries to control Leonard’s increasingly troublesome behavior while keeping him from revealing William’s true identity to his soon-to-be in-laws, Fiona grows more and more distant, worried that her finance, “Charles Devonshire,” is much more like her controlling, hot-tempered father than she originally thought – all while a secession of family secrets is revealed into the wee hours of one unpredictable night.

While William unsuccessfully tries to control Leonard’s increasingly troublesome behavior while keeping him from revealing William’s true identity to his soon-to-be in-laws, Fiona grows more and more distant, worried that her finance, “Charles Devonshire,” is much more like her controlling, hot-tempered father than she originally thought – all while a secession of family secrets is revealed into the wee hours of one unpredictable night.

The cast of The Leisure Class includes Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project) as William; Tom Bell (The Leisure Class short film, Wizards vs. Aliens) as Leonard; Bridget Regan (Jane the Virgin) as Fiona; Bruce Davison (Oscar®- nominee for Longtime Companion) and Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) as Edward and Charlotte Langston, Fiona’s parents; Scottie Thompson (The Blacklist) as Allison, Fiona’s older sister; and Melanie Zanetti (Tracks) as Carolyn, the Langston’s youngest daughter, who takes a shine to Leonard.

7:30pm Monday January 25 on Showcase