EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Sisto, David Walton, Amy Smart, Joshua Rush, and JK Simmons are starring in the indie comedy Break Point, which just kicked off production in Los Angeles with Jay Karas directing in his feature debut. The Broad Green Pictures pic was written by Gene Hong (Community) based on a story by Hong and Sisto. It centers on two estranged brothers (Sisto and Walton) who come together as doubles tennis partners to make a run at a grand slam tournament. Vincent Ventresca, Chris Parnell, Jenny Wade, Mo Collins, Jerry Minor, Kate Flannery and Cy Amundson co-star. Sisto, Gabriel Hammond and Devin Zimmerman are producing; Hong, Lauren McCarthy and Victor Moyers are co-producing. Daniel Hammond is executive producer.
Sisto currently stars on ABC’s Suburgatory, which the network renewed for a third season with plans to air it in midseason. Walton will star in NBC’s upcoming About A Boy, also set for midseason. Karas is moving onto the film side of things after honing his comedy chops with TV directing credits like E!’s After Lately (where he also was showrunner) and Comedy Central’s Workaholics and The Burn With Jeff Ross, as well as specials for the likes of Jim Gaffigan and DL Hughley.
Karas, Sisto, Walton, Simmons, Smart and Amundson are repped by Gersh. Karas is additionally managed by New Wave Entertainment. Hong is repped by WME.
David Walton is set as the lead in About A Boy, NBC‘s single-camera pilot based on the Nick Hornby book and the 2002 movie. Written by from Friday Night Lights and Parenthood executive producer … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, CBS has nabbed a single-camera comedy written by Tad Quill and starring David Walton. The project, from Sony Pictures TV and studio-based Happy Madison, centers on a bachelor firefighter (Walton) who has to make the ultimate sacrifice of taking care of someone other than himself when a 9-year-old girl enters his life. Quill is executive producing with Happy Maddison’s Doug Robinson, with Walton serving as producer.
The untitled comedy reunites Quill, creator/executive producer of last season’s single-camera midseason NBC comedy Bent, and the series’ male lead David Walton. The duo’s new project was pitched to all four major networks, ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS. All expressed interest, with CBS brass said to have been particularly passionate. Despite the lack of single-camera comedies on CBS’ air, the network’s programming chief Nina Tassler has been vocal about the network’s commitment to the form and, Read More »
After a late and relatively quiet start of this year’s selling season with no major bidding wars so far, a single-camera comedy is garnering a lot of attention. The project, from Sony Pictures TV and studio-based Happy Madison, … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: Bent star David Walton has been tapped as the male lead opposite JoAnna Garcia in CBS’ untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti multi-camera comedy pilot. He replaces Bryan Greenberg, who was originally cast in the role but exited after yesterday’s … Read More »
David Walton has been tapped as the male lead opposite Amanda Peet in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Bent. The project, from writer-exec producer Tad Quill, is a romantic comedy about a recently divorced Type A single mother (Peet) who tries … Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: I hear Worst Week star Kyle Bornheimer is set to star in NBC’s new comedy series Perfect Couples. He is replacing Kyle Howard, who was cast in the pilot in second position to the TBS comedy series My Boys. Potential scheduling conflict in case the TBS show, whose new season premieres later this month, is renewed, prompted NBC to recast the role. The in-demand Bornheimer himself was cast in a pilot in second position earlier this year. Read More »