At long last, the epic, sprawling, best-selling novel The Spoils of Babylon, from author Eric Jonrosh, will be adapted as a six-part mini-series for IFC. If you haven’t heard of Jonrosh before, that’s likely because he doesn’t exist, rather he is a character being played by Will Ferrell, who is also an executive producer on the project. Telling the tale of the mighty Morehouse family, The Spoils of Babylon will take viewers on a whirlwind adventure around the globe and across time.
The Spoils of Babylon stars Jessica Alba, Will Ferrell, Jellybean Howie, Val Kilmer, Tobey Maguire, Haley Joel Osment, Tim Robbins, Michael Sheen, Steve Tom and Kristen Wiig with a cameo by David Spade and the voice of Carey Mulligan. The mini-series (edited down from Jonrosh’s original 22-hour version) will air on IFC starting January 9, 2014. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.