Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore to star in David O. Russell TV series
Oscar winning David O. Russell, the writer-director who brought us Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and Joy, is now reported to be reuniting with longtime collaborator Robert De Niro in a new TV series. Julianne Moore is also attached to star, making for maximum Hollywood power on the small screen production.
While plot details are being kept tightly under wraps for the moment, Deadline reports that the series will be a “crime/cop thriller that might be set in the 1990s”.
With the rumoured subject matter and the level of talent involved, we can safely assume we’re looking at something to topple HBO’s True Detective (well, the first series, at least), which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Meanwhile, HBO also has the high profile TV adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects on its hands, with Amy Adams taking on the lead role of a reporter who must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.
The project is yet to be attached to any broadcaster, however, according to Deadline, “the show is targeting cable networks and streaming services”. Based on what little we know of it so far, we’re already certain that all of TV land will be scrabbling to claim this red hot prospect.
De Niro next portrays disgraced financier Bernie Madoff in Barry Levinson’s HBO movie Wizard of Lies, while Moore can next be seen in Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck.