Movie News

HBO greenlights Tim Robbins-Jack Black comedy

Movie News

A dark comedy pilot starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins has been given the go-ahead at HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In “The Brink”, Robbins is set to play “Walter Hollander, the U.S. secretary of state, who is billed as a man of big appetites and little patience for the war mongers in the Situation Room, while Black will take on the part of Alex Coppins, a lowly foreign service officer reluctantly caught on the ground in the middle of it all. The third role, ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Callahan, has not yet been cast.”

Some great talent behind the lens too, including Jerry Weintraub, Jay Roach and Roberto Benabib, who are executive producing, as well as “Weeds” alum Kim Benabib who is writing the script. Black and Robbins will also serve as producers on the show.

“The Brink” will mark the third time Black and Robbins have worked together; in 1995, Robbins directed Black in the acclaimed “Dead Man Walking”, while the former made a cameo in Black’s “Tenacious D: In the Pick of Destiny” movie a couple of years ago.

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest
View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

More in Movie News

jandali

Exclusive : Steve Jobs looking for Dad

Caffeinated ClintDecember 22, 2014
unclethumb

First look : The Man from U.N.C.L.E

Brooke CampbellDecember 22, 2014
gameofthrones

HBO’s 2015 preview

Editorial StaffDecember 22, 2014
thetrickster

Mark Hamill on his Trickster reprisal

Brooke CampbellDecember 22, 2014
THEINTERVIEWBA

Snap! Interview on Crackle rumor goes Pop!

Caffeinated ClintDecember 22, 2014
spiderman

Drew Goddard may direct next Spider-Man

Caffeinated ClintDecember 22, 2014
theweddingringer

Trailer : The Wedding Ringer

Caffeinated ClintDecember 22, 2014
katewinslet

Kate Winslet’s next Job may be with Boyle

Brooke CampbellDecember 21, 2014
focusb

Two new posters come into Focus

Brooke CampbellDecember 21, 2014

Login

Lost your password?