Lena Headey’s Showtime pilot Rita faucets Lisa Cholodenko to direct
Selection has introduced phrase that the upcoming Showtime dramedy pilot RIta led by Sport of Thrones alum Lena Headey is making headway as Unbelievable‘s Lisa Cholodenko has signed on to direct and govt produce.
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In Rita, Headey, whose credit additionally embody Combating with My Household, The Flood, and the upcoming The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance, will play the title character, a headstrong, unconventional trainer and single mom who takes on each type of authority — in addition to her household — in a messy and unfiltered manner.
“Rita is a deliciously subversive character who will make you snicker and cry as she constantly challenges the hypocrisy round her. It goes with out saying that Lena Headey is a drive, whose essence is right to tackle this splendidly dynamic lead function,” Jana Winograde, President of Leisure at Showtime Networks Inc., stated in a earlier assertion.
Previous to helming the primary three episodes of Netflix’s acclaimed miniseries Unbelievable, Cholodenko is well-known for her work co-writing and directing the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar nominated dramedy The Children Are All Proper, in addition to the 2002 drama Laurel Canyon and the 2014 HBO miniseries adaptation of Olive Kitteridge.
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Headey will govt produce the pilot, a co-production of Showtime and Platform One Media, with creator and showrunner Christian Torpe (Silent Coronary heart, Blackbird). Torpe can also be writing the pilot primarily based on his award-winning authentic Danish collection. Elisa Ellis will govt produce for Platform One Media, which is headed by Katie O’Connell Mash.
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