EXCLUSIVE: Nathan Lane is set to co-star opposite Brendan Gleeson in The Money, David Milch‘s new drama pilot for HBO. Written by Milch and directed by Justin Chadwick, The Money is about wealth and corruption among the super elite, focusing on American mogul and patriarch James Castman (Gleeson), who wields power and influence to expand his media empire and control his family. Lane will play Gordon McCarren, a reporter for VistaCorp’s New York Herald whose job hangs by a thread. He hasn’t had a byline in weeks, and he’s desperate to garner evidence to support a hot scoop.

Milch is executive producing The Money with Art & John Linson as well as Frank Rich. This year, Lane, repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content, received both drama and comedy guest-starring Emmy nominations for his recurring roles on The Good Wife and Modern Family, which he is continuing. He recently wrapped a Tony-nominated turn in The Nance, which was filmed for PBS to air next spring.