Prince of Motor City

 

 

Rutger Hauer is going to be joining the cast of Prince of Motor City.  He will be playing the part of  the Ghost of William Hamilton

 

The following description is from the ABC's Press Release.

 

To be an auto tycoon... or not to be? That's the problem plaguing philosophy lecturer Billy Hamilton. His father, the legendary William Hamilton III of Hamilton Motor Works, was just killed in a mysterious accident. And when Billy returns home for the funeral, he's shocked to discover that his father left him... everything. The factory. The assets. Detroit's fourth-biggest auto plant. All the power and wealth he can imagine. But Billy's not sure if he wants it. Because the situation back home has gotten strange indeed. Company CFO and family friend Paul Riley is outraged that he wasn't given the keys to the kingdom. Billy's unfinished romance with Riley's spunky daughter Meg is heating up again. And Billy's mom and his Uncle Charlie seem to be consoling one another in much too cosy a fashionódo they know more about William's death than they're letting on? But all this pales in comparison to the eerie goings-on around the plant. Billy's being haunted by a song... a moody Elvis song that was his father's favourite. He's getting mysterious, meaningful messages from complete strangers. At a dinner party, he chats with an empty seat next to himówhich chats back. Finally, a ghost that could only be his father tells Billy in a croaking voice: "I want revenge." An epic, Gothic, family melodrama with overtones of Hamlet, The Prince of Motor City injects corporate and familial intrigue with supernatural suspense. Produced by actor Hamish Linklater of The New Adventures of Old Christine, this riveting drama tells the story of a modern-day monarch with method in his madness... and vengeance in his heart.