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Timm Sharp In For Mos Def On ‘Enlightened’

By | Monday July 12, 2010 @ 5:44pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

timm-sharpEXCLUSIVE: In a last-minute recasting, Timm Sharp has joined HBO’s upcoming Mike White/Laura Dern comedy series Enlightened as a regular. The single-camera comedy stars Dern as a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening and decides to live an enlightened life, which creates havoc at home and work. UTA-repped Sharp will play her new boss when she returns to work. He replaces Mos Def, who was originally cast in the role but exited over deal issues. Undeclared alum Sharp, who most recently co-starred on Fox’s ‘Till Death, has been in business with HBO before, doing an arc on Six Feet Under and co-starring in the 2008 pilot 1%. Filming on Enlightened started today in the Los Angeles area, though Sharp’s role does not start shooting for another 10 days or so.

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Mos Def To Co-Star On HBO’s ‘Enlightened’

By | Wednesday June 23, 2010 @ 8:47am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

mos-defEXCLUSIVE: Mos Def has joined HBO’s upcoming Mike White/Laura Dern comedy series Enlightened as a regular. The single-camera comedy stars Dern as a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening and decides to live an enlightened life, which creates havoc at home and work. Mos Def will play her new boss when she returns to work. This marks Mos Def’s first full-time series gig. He recurred on Comedy Central’s Chapelle’s Show and recently did a memorable guest stint on Fox’s House. At HBO, he starred in the 2004 movie Something the Lord Made, which earned him an Emmy nomination.

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Columbia Pictures Keeps ‘Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer In Fold With New Pic Deal

By | Tuesday June 22, 2010 @ 1:10pm PDT
Mike Fleming

ruben_fleischerColumbia Pictures has made another deal with its Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer. The filmmaker has signed on to develop to direct Babe in the Woods, a Mike White-scripted comedy about a female freshman who arrives at Yale and is targeted by the New Jersey mob. White and David Bernad are producing for White’s Rip Cord banner. It’s a priority project for Colpix presidents Matt Tolmach and Doug Belgrad.

Columbia is also expected to get distribution rights to the Media Rights Capital comedy 30 Minutes or Less, and the studio is working with Fleischer on a sequel to Zombieland, which was his feature helming debut. Fleischer is directing Danny McBride as a pizza deliveryman, with Aziz Ansari and Jesse Eisenberg also starring and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour producing. Fleischer separately set an untitled pitch at DreamWorks which he’ll direct and produce with Nicholas Stoller and Gavin Polone.

Ruben Fleischer Eyes ’30 Minutes Or Less’

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