Olivia Munn & Alison Pill In Negotiations For Aaron Sorkin’s HBO Pilot, Marisa Tomei Closes In On Female Lead

By | Monday April 25, 2011 @ 6:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The female portion of the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s HBO pilot is taking shape. Olivia Munn and Alison Pill are in negotiations for supporting roles in the project, while I hear Marisa Tomei is inching closer to committing to play … Read More »

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Hope Davis To Star In HBO’s Comedy Pilot ‘Spring/Fall’, Jake Kasdan To Direct

By | Wednesday April 6, 2011 @ 4:13pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Hope Davis is set to star opposite Tea Leoni in HBO’s half-hour comedy pilot Spring/Fall. Jake Kasdan has come on board to direct the project, which is set in New York City against the backdrop of the fashion world and centers on the dysfunctional partnership between Margo (Leoni) and Eden (Davis), two women with different approaches to career, family and friendship. Margo is a successful designer and a happily married mother of 5-year-old twins working for famous fashion designer Victor Cross. When he commits suicide, Margo takes over his line and quickly realizes she’s in over her head, so she reaches out to her estranged former best friend and collaborator Eden, a onetime famous fashion designer herself, and convinces her to come work for her. Read More »

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HBO Greenlights Doug Ellin’s Comedy Pilot ’40′ Starring Ed Burns

By | Tuesday March 1, 2011 @ 1:10pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

HBO has picked up to pilot 40, an ensemble comedy from Entourage creator/executive producer Doug Ellin co-starring Ed Burns.

The show, set in New York, revolves around four lifelong friends who help each other navigate life at 40, which isn’t all … Read More »

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Aaron Sorkin’s Cable News Drama Is A Go At HBO With Pilot Order, Scott Rudin Producing

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Sorkin’s long-gestating drama set behind the scenes of a nightly cable news show is becoming a reality. HBO has closed a deal for a pilot order to the project, which reunites The Social Network writer with the … Read More »

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HBO’s ‘Documental’ Pilot Not Going Forward

By | Monday January 10, 2011 @ 10:49pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

HBO has passed on the comedy pilot Documental, from Tropic Thunder cohorts Justin Theroux, Steve Coogan and Ben Stiller. The project, written and directed by Theroux, was filmed in London. It stars Theroux as a documentary filmmaker who tracks down his idol, an equally inept filmmaker (Coogan), and … Read More »

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HBO Picks Up Lena Dunham Pilot To Series

Nellie Andreeva

13 years after the premiere of Sex and the City, HBO will launch another comedy about single girlfriends who are a decade younger than Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. The … Read More »

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‘All Signs Of Death’ A No-Go At HBO

Nellie Andreeva

HBO has opted not to go forward with All Signs of Death, its dark comedic drama pilot based on Charlie Huston’s 2009 crime noir novel The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death. The project, which was … Read More »

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It’s Official: Julia Louis-Dreyfus To Star In HBO’s Comedy Pilot ‘Veep’

Nellie Andreeva

After month-long negotiations, Juila Louis-Dreyfus has closed a deal to star in HBO’s comedy pilot Veep, from British comedian, writer and director Armando Iannucci. The Seinfeld alumna will play the central character, former Senator Selina Meyer who … Read More »

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‘Miraculous Year’ Not Going Forward At HBO

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: HBO has opted not to proceed with John Logan’s hourlong pilot The Miraculous Year, which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow. I hear that the appeal of the project – an exploration into a high-powered New York family: a self-destructive Broadway composer (Norbert Leo Butz), his powerful painter father Alex (Frank … Read More »

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HBO Pilot ‘All Signs Of Death’ Fills Cast

Nellie Andreeva

Mercedes Masohn has landed the female lead opposite Ben Whishaw in Alan Ball’s pilot for HBO All Signs of Death. Rounding out the cast are Ron Yuan, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali and Kelsey Ford, who have joined previously locked … Read More »

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British Actor Ben Whishaw Gets The Lead In Alan Ball’s HBO Pilot ‘All Signs Of Death’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Whishaw has been tapped as the lead in Alan Ball’s pilot for HBO All Signs of Death, marking the British actor’s U.S. TV debut. The dark comedic drama, based on Charlie Huston’s 2009 crime noir novel The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, centers on Webster Filmore Goodhue (Whishaw) an inveterate twenty-something slacker who stumbles into a career as a crime scene cleaner, Read More »

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HBO Orders ‘Death’ Pilot From Alan Ball

Nellie Andreeva

Alan_BallEXCLUSIVE: His HBO series True Blood landed its first best series Emmy nomination yesterday. Now Alan Ball is prepping a new hourlong project for the pay cable network. HBO has greenlighted a pilot for All Signs of Death, a dark comedic … Read More »

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