Paul Giamatti to Star in ‘Hostel’ Series

by Rob Caprilozzi

“I always wanted to be a surgeon. But the boards would not pass me. Can you guess why?”

A Hostel TV series is in the works with Paul Giamatti set to star and Eli Roth set to write and direct, according to a report on Deadline. The show is currently in development and is described as an “elevated thriller with Roth’s trademark kills” and a modern reinvention of the horror franchise.

Directed by Eli Roth and released on January 6, 2006, Hostel starred Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova and Rick Hoffman. The film grossed $82 million worldwide against a budget of $4 million.

The film followed best friends Josh (Derek Richardson) and Paxton (Jay Hernandez) decide to spend the summer after college graduation on an all-out backpacking trip across Europe. While stopping in Amsterdam to indulge their tastes for drugs and sex, they meet Oli (Eythor Gudjonsson), a like-minded traveler from Iceland. When the three bachelors set off to investigate enticing rumors of a Slovakian hostel in a city populated by lusty women, they find themselves drawn unwittingly into a deadly game.

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