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Publisher's Summary

When cocaine queen-pin Lanie Jacobs ditches Miami for Los Angeles, she meets Roy Radin - a washed-up theater producer with big dreams (and even bigger demons). Together, they team up for a shot at greatness: A stake in The Cotton Club, a star-studded film produced by Robert Evans, the (in)famous Hollywood legend behind The Godfather and Chinatown. But as egos, ambitions, and suspicions collide, it isn’t long before the deal turns deadly.

 Based on the shocking true story, Audible’s eight-part original drama series stars Academy Award- and Emmy-nominated actress Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers, Hysterical Blindness, The Act); Emmy-nominated actor Rainn Wilson (Six Feet Under, The Office); and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Christian Slater (Heathers, True Romance, Mr. Robot).

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About the Creator

Daniel Thomsen is a television writer and producer whose credits include Fox’s The Passage and HBO’s Westworld. He is currently co-executive producer on The CW’s Batwoman. He has developed pilots for HBO, ABC, The CW, and ITV.

About the Creator

Jeffrey Baker is an LA-based playwright and screenwriter. Recent credits include the audio drama Hunted, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, and stage plays Temples (Actors Art Theatre) and Assume the Worst (UCLA New Play Festival).

About the Performer

Juliette Lewis is recognized as one of Hollywood's most talented and versatile actors of her generation. From when she first stunned audiences and critics alike with her Oscar-nominated performance as Danielle Bowden in Cape Fear, to date she has worked with some of the most revered directors in the industry, including Martin Scorsese, Lasse Hallström, Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone and Garry Marshall. Her powerful scenes with Robert De Niro in Scorsese’s Cape Fear captured the quiet complexities of adolescence and earned Lewis an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Whether lending dramatic authenticity or a natural comedic flair to her roles, Lewis graces the screen with remarkable range, as well as an original and captivating style.
Lewis quickly followed suit with a succession of starring roles in a variety of blockbusters and critically acclaimed projects including Kalifornia, Romeo Is Bleeding, What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Natural Born Killers. Some of Lewis's other early credits include Quentin Tarantino's vampire tale From Dusk Till Dawn, the Garry Marshall directed The Other Sister, and the acclaimed indie-drama Conviction.
Lewis was also seen in August: Osage County, alongside an ensemble cast that included Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor, and the indie film Kelly and Cal in which her performance was met by significant praise from film critics. Other recent credits include the thriller MA alongside Octavia Spencer as well as A Million Little Pieces.
In addition to her film career, Lewis has continued to add roles to her growing list of television and series credits. This includes her role in Mark Ruffalo’s 2020 HBO limited series I Know This Much is True, as well as co-starring alongside Jennifer Garner and David Tennant, in HBO’s comedy Camping, and the Blumhouse TV/Facebook Watch series Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones. Her other television roles include ABC’s The Conners and Secrets and Lies, Showtime’s My Louisiana Sky, where she secured an Emmy nomination, and starring role in the Mira Nair directed HBO film Hysterical Blindness.
Most recently, Lewis starred in the Tate Taylor directed Breaking News In Yuba County, alongside Allison Janney, Regina Hall, and Awkwafina, as well as Mayday which debuted at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Juliette Lewis is set to star in the Showtime drama Yellowjackets, which will premiere in 2021.

About the Performer

Christian Slater has had an impressive career that spans the worlds of film, television, and stage. Slater received a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award for his role as the title character in USA Network's critically-acclaimed drama, Mr. Robot, in which he stared opposite Rami Malek. Created by Sam Esmail, Mr. Robot premiered in 2015, and the fourth and final season aired in 2019. Slater served as a producer on the show, and the show received Golden Globe, Critics Choice, and AFI Awards. Slater can be seen starring in Season 2 of USA Network's Dirty John, opposite Amanda Peet. The installment focuses on the case of Betty Broderick (Peet), who was convicted of killing her ex-husband, Daniel T. Broderick III (Slater) and his wife, Linda Broderick (Rachel Keller). The series premiered on June 2nd.
He will soon begin production on Peacock's Dr. Death, alongside Jamie Dornan and Alec Baldwin. The series is an adaptation of the popular 2018 podcast of the same title, which tells the story of a Texas surgeon who killed or seriously injured patients after operating on them. On the big screen, Slater was recently seen starring in Bjorn Runge’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's novel The Wife. In 2017, Slater returned to the stage as Rick Roma in a revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. Directed by Sam Yates, the production ran for 5 months at The Playhouse Theatre on West End. Slater divides his time between Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.

About the Performer

Rainn Wilson is best known for playing the role of Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office. Additional film and television credits include Galaxy Quest, Almost Famous, The Rocker, Super, Six Feet Under, Juno, Backstrom, Star Trek Discovery, Thom Pain, The Meg, Mom, Don't Tell a Soul, and Utopia. Wilson co-founded SoulPancake, a digital media company, and the Lide Foundation, an educational initiative in rural Haiti that empowers at-risk women and girls through the arts.

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So excited

I’m so excited for this!!! Preview makes it sound insane! Love the story of the cotton club and can’t wait to listen to this production.

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Podcast “Noir” At It’s Finest!!!!

Do NOT miss this gripping, true crime meets Hollywood story! It is a compelling insider’s podcast that takes us into a world rarely witnessed by the normal public.

We are transported into a dark, shadowy genre of back-room deals and sexy characters, acted by 1st rate actors.

Pure entertainment and time to binge listen to an excellent “plot” 😱

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Cotton Club Thriller

I really loved this podcast. Based on a true story and loved getting to hear actors on a platform like audible. Radio plays are back in because of productions like this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Extremely Entertaining!

I was surprised by how much I really enjoyed this. It's very well done... well acted... and a very entertaining listen. I started listening when I was in my car and wound up sitting in my driveway for half an hour after I got home because I was so into it..

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BEST PODCAST OF 2021

Ladies and gentlemen, this podcast has it ALL. I would rate it 10 STARS if I could!

If you’re in the mood for a JUICY noir drama, this podcast is for YOU.

If you’re in the mood for EXCELLENT storytelling and acting talent, this podcast is for YOU.

If you’re in the mood for OLD HOLLYWOOD history and glamorous gossip, this podcast if for YOU.

What are you still doing reading this review?!? Trust me, you will LOVE it.

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👏👏👏 PERFECT

This Entire cast, and script is 100% binge worthy. Amazing. Truly a wonderful overall listener experience.

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Excellent!

I didn’t know what to expect from this but I really really liked it. The performances from all the actors we’re really wonderful. And it’s a bizarre story! I have Robert Evans autobiography and I have never read it. But I think I’m going to now

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Fantastic!

This isn’t much of a review, just me letting you know that this was a fantastic listen! I wanted to hear how it ended, but I didn’t want it to end. Great story, awesome performance/production. Listen to it… you won’t be disappointed!

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Terrific Cast & Excellent Production

It’s a little difficult to say this about a story that involves real-life murder, but I was delighted with this production. Top notch starring cast,along with a supporting cast that matched their excellence. Often I find the music and sounds distracting in this type of audible show; but, in this case, it was perfect and only enhanced the overall presentation. Bravo all around!

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Fantastic!

Once I started listening I couldn’t stop! Great casting, acting and the story itself is Genius. I highly recommend this one!

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