Actor Ben Stiller is jumping aboard the HBO team to be part of a new comedy pilot titled All Talk. Stiller will star, direct and executive produce the project from acclaimed novelist Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Everything Is Illuminated).
All Talk will center on the daily drama of a Jewish family in Washington D.C. It’s described as “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent.” Emmy winner Alan Alda is in the talks to join Stiller on screen. This could be Alda’s first series regular role since M*A*S*H.
“Ben Stiller continues to be a major, multi-talented star because of his discerning ability to embrace creative and innovative projects – whatever the medium,” said HBO’s president of programming Michael Lombardo. “We were enormously pleased that Ben responded to this extraordinary work from Jonathan Safran Foer.”
Scott Rudin and Eli Bush will also executive produce the pilot. Stiller is no stranger to Rudin. They have collaborated on several projects before, including Zoolander and The Royal Tenenbaums as well as the Broadway revival of John Guare’s The House of Blue Leaves.
All Talk is tentatively scheduled to shoot in the fall of 2012.
Check out this interview with comedian Chris Rock and Ben Stiller, courtesy of YouTube:
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