HBO 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.