Danny DeVito & Jeff Goldblum Team Up For Comedy Series On Amazon
Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum is a half hour comedy series together? Ooh, yes please!
The two A list Hollywood actors have teamed up with Imagine Television to develop an ‘as yet untitled’ show for Amazon Studios it has been announced. Danny is set to exec produce along side his son, Jake DeVito, and Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo from Imagine TV.
Written and created by The Simpsons writer Tim Long, the show is based around Matt Downey (Goldblum) & Arlo Finkleman (DeVito), an aging iconic music duo who are forced to reform the band, despite their utter contempt for each other. As the talented but strong-willed pair attempt to reconcile, they turn to the people who somehow manage to love these two incandescent idiots – their wives, ex-wives, children, managers, friends and lovers – all of whom turn out to be as brilliant, infuriating and frustratingly lovable as Matt and Arlo themselves.
Danny is no stranger to tv comedy, from his early days in Taxi, up to his role as Frank in the utterly brilliant It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Don’t panic It’s Always Sunny… fans, this doesn’t mean he’s leaving the show. The cast have contracts that allow them to take on multiple tv projects.
Jeff Goldblum had a regular tv role in Portlandia, but has been sticking to film more recently, with upcoming appearances in Thor: Ragnarok, and a reprisal of his Jurassic Park role in the Jurassic World sequel.
Imagine Television have had numerous shows on air in recent seasons including Empire, Arrested Development, 24: Legacy and Shots Fired.
No news on whether the comedy will get a straight-to-series order, or if it will go onto the Amazon Pilot programme to be voted on by the Amazon Prime subscribers, but we’ll let you know when we have more info.
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