EXCLUSIVE: In a rare TV stint, Matthew Broderick has signed on as the lead in CBS‘ untitled Tad Quill multi-camera comedy pilot directed by James Burrows. The project, from CBS TV Studios, centers on Jack (Broderick), a recently widowed father who raises his 12-year old son while jumping back into the dating pool. CBS originally developed the project and ordered it to pilot three years ago but it was shelved because of difficulties casting the lead role, which is considered crucial to the project. After a lengthy courtship, the producers were able to land Broderick who is regularly offered pilots but rarely engages as he is busy doing theater. I hear he committed to the pilot after meeting with creator Quill. Broderick is a familiar face on CBS, the network that carries the Tony Awards. Broderick has had a regular presence at the Tonys, winning twice and co-hosting the show with Nathan Lane in 2001. On TV, he most recently guest starred on Modern Family and 30 Rock. The actor, repped by CAA, is currently starring on Broadway in the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It.
The Web is abuzz over this 10-second Super Bowl clip-tease featuring Matthew Broderick as a grown-up Ferris Bueller. What might he be advertising?
UPDATE: Jalopnik is reporting it’s for Honda, likely the CRV.
Universal Pictures has released a trailer for the Brett Ratner-directed Tower Heist, a comedy that stars Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda and Tea Leoni. Alda plays a Bernie Madoff-like financier whose ponzi scheme wipes out the pensions of the staff of a luxury high rise …