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Brie Larson To Play Female Lead In CBS’ Nick Stoller Comedy Pilot

By | Tuesday February 21, 2012 @ 1:10pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Brie Larson has nabbed the female lead opposite Michael Angarano in CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot from feature writer-director Nick Stoller (The Muppets). Stoller wrote and will direct the untitled project, a twentysomething ensemble comedy that centers on Jake (Angarano), a commitment-phobic ad agency exec who, after getting dumped by his longtime girlfriend Laura (Larson), realizes he has to continue working with her one cubicle away. Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV are producing. Larson, repped by Gersh and ROAR, co-starred on Showtime’s dark comedy United States Of Tara and will next be seen in the 21 Jump Street feature reboot.

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‘Arrow’ & Nick Stoller Comedy Add To Casts

By | Wednesday February 15, 2012 @ 7:28pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of casting Gossip Girl, Melrose Place and Supernatural alumna Katie Cassidy as the female lead in the CW’s pilot Arrow, another familiar CW face is joining the project. Willa Holland (Gossip Girl) has been cast in the modern retelling of the story of DC Comics character Green Arrow which stars Stephen Amell as the vigilante superhero who fights crime using archery, martial arts and technology under his secret identity as Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy and billionaire industrialist-turned-outspoken politician in Star City. Holland will play Thea Queen, Oliver’s celebutante younger sister who’s testing the boundaries of acceptable behavior. The actress, repped by Gersh and Meyer Management, also co-starred on Fox’s The O.C.

Adam Campbell (Harper’s Island) and Amanda Lund have been added to the cast of CBS’s single-camera comedy pilot from feature writer-director Nick Stoller. Stoller wrote and will direct the untitled project, a twentysomething ensemble comedy that centers on Jake (Michael Angarano), a commitment phobic ad agency exec who, after breaking up with his girlfriend, realizes he has to continue working with her one cubicle away. Campbell, repped by ICM, Mary Putnam Greene and attorney Jeff Bernstein, and Lund will play co-workers. Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV are producing. The project reunites Campbell  and Stoller — the actor co-stars in the upcoming Five-Year Engagement, which Stoller co-wrote and directed. Judd Apatow produces.

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Michael Angarano Cast As Lead In CBS’ Nick Stoller Comedy Pilot

By | Friday February 3, 2012 @ 4:39pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Angarano (Haywire) has landed the lead in CBS’s single-camera comedy pilot from feature writer-director Nick Stoller (The Muppets). Stoller wrote and will direct the untitled project loosely based on his real-life experiences. It is a twentysomething ensemble comedy that centers on Jake (Angarano), a commitment phobic ad agency exec who, after breaking up with his girlfriend, realizes he has to continue working with her one cubicle away. Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV are producing. Angarano’s series credits include arcs on 24 and Will & Grace. He recently wrapped the features The English Teacher and The Brass Teapot.

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CBS Greenlights Nick Stoller Comedy Pilot

By | Wednesday January 18, 2012 @ 5:17pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS has given the pilot green light to a comedy from feature writer-director Nick Stoller (The Muppets), Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Stoller wrote and will direct the untitled project loosely based on his real-life experiences. It is a twenty-something ensemble comedy about a guy who gets his heart broken by his girlfriend and now has to work one cubicle away from her at an ad agency. Stoller, Katherine Pope and Peter Chernin are executive producing. This is a rare venturing into single-camera comedy for CBS, which has built its comedy success on multi-camera sitcoms. Its very few single-camera series, including Worst Week and Welcome To The Captain, have fizzled. UTA-repped Stoller, who started off on Undeclared, is a frequent collaborator with Jason Segel, star of CBS’ long-running comedy How I Met Your Mother. The two co-wrote The Muppets, and Stoller directed the Segel-penned Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This is CBS’ third pilot order this season and the first comedy. Yesterday the network ordered 2 dramas, a Dana Calvo/Kevin Falls legal drama and the Rob Dohery-penned Elementary, a contemporary take on Sherlock Holmes.

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Sony Eyes Jason Segel And Reese Witherspoon To Star In Nick Stoller-Helmed ‘Sex Tape’

By | Thursday October 27, 2011 @ 11:36am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures is starting to get hot and heavy with Sex Tape, the Kate Angelo-scripted comedy that the studio acquired in June in a seven-figure spec deal. The script’s about a married couple who take a night off from their kids, decide to get adventurous and spice things up by making a private sex tape. When they wake up, the tape is gone and they go on a desperate search to find it.

I’m told that Nick Stoller is in talks to direct the film, and that the studio wants Jason Segel and Reese Witherspoon to play the couple. I’ve been hearing this for awhile, and now the offers are going out. The  comedy will be produced by Escape Artists partners Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch, who came up with the idea. Stoller co-wrote The Muppets with Segel.

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Nick Stoller Comedy Close To Landing At CBS With Put Pilot Commitment

By | Saturday September 10, 2011 @ 8:26pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Feature writer director and Undeclared alum Nick Stoller is returning to television with Hot Mess, a single-camera project that attracted multiple bidders and is now in negotiations to go to CBS with a rich put pilot commitment. Stoller is writing and attached to direct the comedy, from 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment. Loosely based on Stoller’s real-life experiences, Hot Mess is a twenty-something ensemble comedy about a guy who gets his heart broken by his girlfriend and now has to work one cubicle away from her. Stoller is executive producing with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope. CBS’ aggressive play for Hot Mess underscores the network’s recent shift toward younger, edgier comedies with shows like How I Met Your Mother and new fall entry Two Broke Girls as well as the decision to replace Charlie Sheen with Ashton Kutcher on Two and a Half Men. It marks a rare venturing into the single-camera format for the network, known for its brand of multi-camera sitcoms. The sale also continues comedy projects’ hot streak this summer as a slew of half-hour pitches have landed big commitments. Stoller is a member of the Judd Apatow’s gang. He got his break on Apatow’s Fox comedy series Underclared, and like his boss, he segued to movies right after. UTA-repped Stoller did several films with Apatow, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which Stoller directed, and its offshoot Get Him to the Greek, which he … Read More »

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