The Spoils of Babylon — Extended Clip (The Temptation of Cynthia and Devon)


added: Thu, Dec 19th '13

Who knew the wise words of 18th-century economist Adam Smith would lead to this? Check out this extended clip from IFC's six-part, tongue-in-cheek miniseries "The Spoils of Babylon," in which Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig play adoptive siblings who find themselves caught in a forbidden romance -- a scandal that will rock their prominent oil family to its very foundation, bringing misery and headaches for generations to come.

Produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and created by the Funny-or-Die team Matt Piedmont (director of Casa de mi Padre) and Andrew Steele (writer of Casa de mi Padre), the star-studded, cameo-filled spoof premieres Thursday, January 9th on the IFC channel.

A century-spanning saga, chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of the Morehouse family, led by Jonas Morehouse (Tim Robbins), his daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig) and her adopted brother Devon (Tobey Maguire) who made their fortune in the oil business. The series takes viewers from the oil fields of Texas to boardrooms in New York City, through war torn battlefields and velvet-sheeted bedrooms. Cynthia and Devon's unbridled and taboo passion for one another cannot be prevented. Add in Cynthia's evil son Winston (Haley Joel Osment), her put upon husband Chet Halner (Michael Sheen), and Devon's new love interest Dixie Mellonworth (Jessica Alba), and the booze, the pills, more passion, more pills and the heartache, and you have a mercurial potboiler. Then add in illegal arms deals, international espionage, the Shah of Iran and two US Army Generals (Val Kilmer, Steve Tom) and it begins to overflow with boiling liquid in a pot on a hot stove that is operational.


directed by   Matt Piedmont

starring   Tobey Maguire, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Tim Robbins

release date   January 9, 2014 (on IFC Channel)

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