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Jeremy Piven linked to ITV drama Mr Selfridge

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Story by Jack Foley

ENTOURAGE star Jeremy Piven is in talks to star in ITV drama Mr Selfridge, according to reports.

Deadline said that the Emmy winning actor, best known for playing Ari Gold in the Mark Wahlberg produced series, has opened talks with ITV with a view to landing the lead role.

Mr Selfridge will focus on the founder of Selfridges, American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, and will be set in 1909.

It is based on the book Shopping, Seduction And Mr Selfridge and is being written by Andrew Davies.

Production is due to begin in April with a view to having it ready for airing on ITV sometimes in 2013. 10 episodes are expected.

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