We have learned that Paolo Sorrentino is set to co-write and direct a 4 episode miniseries for HBO.
The series will follow a movie star over decades of her life as well as her closet friends as they attempt to keep their movie star friend safe from the seedier elements of the Hollywood life.
Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam will be co-writing the series alongside Sorrentino. Zam and Cohen are known for co-writing and producing ‘Feud’ as well as co-writing Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s upcoming action thriller ‘Kate’ for 87Eleven and Netflix.
Lorenzo Mieli and Riccardo Neri (‘1994’, ‘The New Pope’) will executive produce the series under their production company Wildside which previously worked on Paolo Sorrentino on his beloved series ‘The New Pope’.
Paolo Sorrentino is known for writing and directing ‘The Young Pope’ starring Jude Law and Diane Keaton. The series follows the beginning of the pontificate of Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history. He has also written and directed the follow-up series ‘The New Pope’.
Production is eyed to begin in January 2020 in Los Angeles.
We will soon be able to enjoy Mr. Paolo Sorrentino’s latest masterpiece for ourselves. The New Pope airs around the globe in January on Sky (Jan. 10th) and on HBO (Jan. 13th).
Jude Law and John Malkovich battle it out for supremacy in the Holy See and the cast returns Cécile de France, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara and Ludivine Sagnier from The Young Pope while adding some excellent new players like Ulrich Tomsen, Yuliya Snigir, J.David Hinze, Massimo Ghini and guest starring roles from film legend Sharon Stone and screen novelty Marilyn Manson.
And if that’s not enough, there was a nine minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival when two of the nine episodes were shown.
I’m all in.