Scorching off his Oscar win for writing Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi and two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law are teaming on The Auteur, a brand new restricted sequence in growth at Showtime, Collider has discovered.
Whereas there are not any offers in place but, Waititi and Law are presently in negotiations with Showtime, which is saying goodbye to Homeland and Shameless this 12 months — and probably Ray Donovan as nicely. The community is ramping up its subsequent technology of exhibits, together with Halo, Mr. Ripley and restricted sequence The President Is Lacking primarily based on the bestselling e book by James Patterson and Invoice Clinton, but it surely stays hungry for status content material because the arms race for expertise continues to accentuate amid the present streaming wars.
Little is thought about The Auteur, although sources describe it as a Hollywood satire that examines the business by way of the eyes of an eccentric auteur filmmaker, who can be performed by Law. Waititi would govt produce alongside Law and direct a minimum of one episode, in addition to co-write the present with Peter Warren.
A consultant for Showtime had no touch upon Friday.
Waititi has a full dance card for the time being, as he’s in post-production on the soccer comedy Subsequent Aim Wins, and can then segue to Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder, which just lately introduced on Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (Somebody Nice) to work on the script. He’s additionally connected to put in writing a Flash Gordon film, and he has been sought to direct a brand new Star Wars film, though that undertaking can be a number of years off. As an actor, Waititi will quickly be seen alongside Ryan Reynolds in the action-comedy Free Man, and he’s additionally set to look in James Gunn‘s DC film The Suicide Squad.
Law earned Oscar nominations for his supporting flip in The Proficient Mr. Ripley and his lead function in Chilly Mountain. He just lately performed Dumbledore in Improbable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and he additionally performed Yon-Rogg in Captain Marvel, so he and Waititi are each lively members of the MCU. Law presently stars reverse Blake Full of life in The Rhythm Part, and he’ll quickly be seen enjoying Carrie Coon‘s materialistic husband in Sean Durkin‘s Sundance drama The Nest. Law can be anticipated to return for the third installments in the Improbable Beasts and Sherlock Holmes franchises, and he’s slated to star in Francis Ford Coppola‘s long-gestating ardour undertaking Megalopolis.
On the TV aspect, Law stars alongside John Malkovich in HBO’s The New Pope, and he’s additionally slated to star reverse Naomie Harris in the community’s restricted sequence The Third Day. He’s represented by WME and Julian Belfrage Associates, whereas Waititi is repped by CAA, Handle-ment and Gail Cowan Administration. For extra on Waititi’s involvement with Star Wars and WB’s Akira, click on right here.
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