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[02/18/20 - 01:17 PM]
Showtime(R) to Develop Horror-Comedy "The Auteur" Starring Academy Award(R) Nominee Jude Law and Executive Produced and Directed by Oscar(R) Winner Taika Waititi
The project is based on the graphic novel by Rick Spears, James Callahan and Luigi Anderson.







AUTEUR, THE (SHOWTIME)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
2/18/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
script-to-series order
DESCRIPTION:
(from Showtime's press release, February 2020) SHOWTIME has announced that it is developing and has ordered multiple scripts of the half-hour series THE AUTEUR, starring Academy Award nominee Jude Law (The Young Pope) and directed by Academy Award winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, The Mandalorian), who will also write with Peter Warren (Ghost Team). The project, produced by SHOWTIME and Legendary with Endeavor Content serving as studio, is based on the graphic novel by Rick Spears, James Callahan and Luigi Anderson. The announcement was made today by Amy Israel, Executive Vice President, Scripted Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. Desperate to make a great horror movie after a massive bomb, a film producer accidentally traps his production on a backlot with a serial killer. THE AUTEUR is a gonzo horror-comedy, a twisted romance and a glamorous, high wire act of biting satire.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jude Law
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dan Halsted as EP
· Eric Gitter as EP
· James Callahan as BOOK/EP
· Jude Law as EP
· Luigi Anderson as BOOK
· Peter Warren as CRTR/EP
· Rick Spears as BOOK/EP
· Taika Waititi as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Endeavor Content
· Legendary Television