Tobey Maguire and Kristen Wiig have signed on to star in IFC's comedy series The Spoils of Babylon. We reported last month that Will Ferrell is starring in the six-episode program.

The story is an "adaptation" of a novel by fictitious author Eric Jonrosh (Will Ferrell), which tells the epic story of the Morehouse family. This wealthy family controls an oil conglomerate, the seventh largest company in the world. Tobey Maguire is playing Devon Morehouse, who was adopted at a young age by Jonas Morehouse and his daughter Cynthia (Kristen Wiig). Devon and Jonas would grow up to run the family business, while fighting the romantic feelings they have for each other. Will Ferrell is also playing the Shah of Iran, who leads Devon and Cynthia into a world of illegal arms trades and international espionage.

Matt Piedmont (Casa de Mi Padre) is directing and co-writing the series with Andrew Steele. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are executive producing alongside Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele. No production schedule was given.

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