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Ben Stiller to Star in new HBO Comedy

By Jacob Klein on Jan 24, 2012 to HBO News

ben-stiller-hboHBO has ordered a comedy pilot about a Jewish Family living in Washington DC to be directed by Ben Stiller.  Stiller will star in the show with Alan Alda as a co-star.

Author Jonathan Safran Foer will help produce the program.  Foer wrote “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which has recently been turned into a film starring Tom Hanks.

The show promises to be “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent.”  Sounds like a lot of other HBO programs to us!

“Ben Stiller continues to be a major, multi-talented star because of his discerning ability to embrace creative and innovative projects — whatever the medium. From major blockbuster motion pictures to small independent films, from Broadway to off-Broadway, the common thread is always the excellence of the material,” said HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo.

We’ll keep you updated on a possible premiere date and official for the new program.

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