Hulu Orders ‘Search and Destroy’ Comedy Pilot from Carrie Brownstein
Carrie Brownstein has a new comedy series in development. According to Deadline, Hulu has given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy written and directed by Brownstein called Search and Destroy. Loosely based on Brownstein’s life and her bestselling 2015 memoir Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, th... [Read More]
CBS Is Developing a ‘Stripes’ TV Series Adaptation
Another day, another TV reboot. According to Variety, CBS has put into development a single-cam series adaptation of the 1981 film Stripes, which originally starred Bill Murray and was directed by Ivan Reitman. Trevor Moore, Sam Brown, and Zach Cregger of The Whitest Kids U’ Know are... [Read More]
Will Ferrell to Produce and Star in ‘The 100 Year-Old Man’ Adaptation
Will Ferrell just lined up another movie role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ferrell has signed on to produce and star in an adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s bestselling 2012 novel The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. Adam McKay is also attached as a produce... [Read More]
Dan Harmon Is Developing a TV Adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘The Sirens of Titan’
Dan Harmon is working on a new TV project. According to Variety, Harmon has teamed up with Evan Katz (Small Crimes) to develop a TV adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1959 novel The Sirens of Titan. Here’s the logline for the project: UCP is also working on Sirens of Titan, with Dan Harmon (R... [Read More]
Amazon Orders Bryan Cranston Comedy ‘The Dangerous Book for Boys’
Bryan Cranston has a new comedy headed to Amazon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming network has given a six-episode series order to a comedy created by Cranston and Greg Mottola called The Dangerous Book for Boys. The half-hour comedy was originally in development at NBC back in 201... [Read More]
HBO Is Developing a TV Adaptation of 1997’s ‘Wag the Dog’
HBO wants to turn the 1997 political satire Wag the Dog into a television series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, original director Barry Levinson is attached to adapt Wag the Dog for TV in the form of a half-hour comedy for the network, which is described as “an ode to the classic film, ... [Read More]
Review: Groundhog Day finds its own way to dazzle as a Broadway musical
You have opinions about Groundhog Day, the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray as weatherman Phil Connors, stuck in Punxsutawney, Penn, reliving the same day until he gets it right. You definitely have such affinity for it (and of Stephen Tobolowsky’s performance in the film) that multiple Broadwa... [Read More]
Kristen Wiig Joins Cate Blanchett in ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’
Kristen Wiig just landed another starring movie role. According to Deadline, Wiig has joined the cast of Where’d You Go, Bernadette based off Maria Semple’s bestselling 2013 novel. Richard Linklater will direct the film, which follows “a once famous Los Angeles architect-turned-rec... [Read More]
Meg Ryan to Star in Epix Comedy Series ‘Picture Paris’
Meg Ryan is headed to Epix to star in her own show. Deadline reports that Ryan has signed on to star in a half-hour comedy in development at the network called Picture Paris. Written and directed by Brad Hall, the series is based on his 2011 short film of the same name that starred his […] [Read More]
Elizabeth Banks to Produce New Comedies at NBC and CBS
Elizabeth Banks is developing two comedy series at NBC and CBS. According to Deadline, NBC has given a script commitment to a single-cam comdy produced by Banks and written by Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly. The untitled half-hour project follows “a 30-something father who’s trying to na... [Read More]