Just really glad that John Gallagher Jr still has a job, you know?
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin. Moore plays Palin in the upcoming HBO drama “Game Change” which begins production today.
Moore will play the former politician-turned-reality TV star in the HBO movie directed by Recount’s Jay Roach and written by Recount’s Danny Strong.
HBO has announced that it has picked up Lena Dunham’s comedy pilot “Girls” to series. The series is reminiscent of Sex and The City in that it details the assorted humiliations and triumphs of a group of girlfriends in New York. Dunham, who wrote and directed the pilot, stars as Hannah, a perennial intern and aspiring writer. Jemima Kirke stars as Jessa, a “space cadet with hippy tendencies” who wants to be an artist/educator. Alison Williams - daughter of Brian - plays Marnie, an ambitious assistant at a PR firm whose ultimate goal is to practice environmental law.
Dunham will serve as executive producer of the series alongside Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner. No word on the episode order yet.
Count me in!
Brian Williams’ daughter Allison Williams has landed one of the lead roles opposite Lena Dunham in Dunham’s untitled HBO comedy which is exec-produced by Judd Apatow and Jenni Kohner. Also cast are Jemima Kirke and Adam Driver. Synopsis of Dunham’s show below -
The untitled comedy, which 24-year-old prodigy Dunham wrote and will direct/co-executive produce, is about the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of three girlfriends in their early 20’s: Hannah (Dunham), an eternal intern at a publishing house in SoHo and a hopeful writer; Marnie (Williams), a sexy, bitchy and ambitious assistant at a slick political PR firm whose goal id to practice environmental law; and Jessa (Kirke), a space cadet with hippie tendencies who wants to be an artist/educator. Gersh-repped Driver will play a handsome but slightly off carpenter with whom Hannah has been sleeping for the past 7 months.
Deadline reports that HBO has greenlit a pilot written by 24 year old up-and-comer Lena Dunham that will be exec produced by Judd Apatow and former Undeclared writer Jenni Konner. The pilot chronicles the assorted humiliations of a group of women in their early twenties. Dunham will also direct and star in the pilot. Dunham is the star, writer and director of the South By Southwest winning feature Tiny Furniture. She also has another feature under her belt, 2009’s Creative Nonfiction.
“Lena has a unique, truthful comic voice,” Apatow said. ”I am excited to work with her and learn from her.”
If the project is picked up to series, it will be Apatow’s first primetime TV show since Undeclared. HBO already has a packed roster of pilots, with the Apatow/Dunham effort joining Luck (already picked up to series), Tilda, Miraculous Year and All Signs of Death.