[08/21/09 - 06:19 PM] Development Update: Friday, August 21 Updates include: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau joins HBO's "Game of Thrones"; Hiroyuki Sanada lands "Lost" role at ABC; and Tommy Lee Jones to helm an HBO original.
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release, January 2011) Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama tells the story of a stranger who saves another man from throwing himself in front of a Harlem subway train known as the Sunset Limited. Secluded in the apartment of the rescuer, the two men from vastly different backgrounds engage in an intense exchange of ideas as they debate the value of their existence. Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson star; written by Cormac McCarthy; directed and executive produced by Tommy Lee Jones; produced by Barbara Hall. Debuts Feb. 12.