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Mark Duplass To Star In His And Jay Duplass’ HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Togetherness’

By | Monday May 6, 2013 @ 1:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Duplass rounds out four leads in Togetherness, HBO’s single-camera comedy pilot written, directed and executive produced by Duplass and his brother Jay Duplass. Mark Duplass, who is a known actor, originally was not attached to star in the project as he is pretty busy in front of the camera in TV. He stars on FX’s comedy The League and recurs on Fox’s The Mindy Project. Now he is taking on a lead in Togetherness as a regular while continuing on The League. Togetherness, which stars Amanda Peet, Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey and Steve Zissis, follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. The foursome consists of Tina Morris (Peet) who relocates from Houston to Los Angeles and moves in with her sister Michelle Pierson (Lynskey) and her husband Brett (Duplass). Also moving in with the Piersons is Brett’s friend Alex (Zissis), a struggling, over-the-hill actor. The health food obsessive Brett is successful in business, and on the surface, his peculiar brand of enthusiasm has gotten him a picture-perfect life: a sweet wife, a solid job, two healthy kids. But under that surface, Brett has some problems in both his personal and professional lives. With Duplass’ casting both male leads of the show are creative auspices on the project as Zissis has been helping with the story. On the film … Read More »

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Amanda Peet To Star In Duplass Brothers’ HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Togetherness’

By | Friday March 15, 2013 @ 9:50am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Amanda Peet is set as a lead in Togetherness, HBO’s single-camera comedy pilot written, directed and executive produced by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass. It follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. Peet plays Tina Morris, an energetic and beautiful woman who is fun, outgoing, mischievous and smart in both dress and brainpower. Tina relocates from Houston to Los Angeles and moves in with her sister Michelle Pierson (Melanie Lynskey) and her husband Brett. Also moving in with the Piersons is Brett’s friend Alex (Steve Zissis), a struggling, over-the-hill actor who had been left homeless. Peet’s casting comes on the heel of Manhattan Theater Club’s announcement last week that it will stage Peet’s first play, The Commons Of Pensacola, next season. There is talks that Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker, who participated in a reading of the play, may join the production. On screen, Peet, repped by Gersh and Management 360, co-stars in boxoffice hit Identity Thief and has been recurring on CBS’ The Good Wife. At HBO, she joins her husband, David Benioff, co-creator/executive producer of the network’s flagship series Game Of Thrones.

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Couples Comedy From Mark and Jay Duplass Gets Pilot Order At HBO

By | Thursday January 24, 2013 @ 2:29pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

HBO has given the green light to Togetherness, a single-camera comedy pilot written, directed and executive produced by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass. It follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. I hear filming is eyed to begin in April, with no plans for Mark, who is also an actor, to star. Duplass Brothers Prods’ Stephanie Langhoff co-executive produces the project, which indie filmmakers the Duplass brothers wrote on spec. Read More »

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