Redmayne, Butz, Davis, Langella and LuPone in Talks for Logan's New HBO Series

News   Redmayne, Butz, Davis, Langella and LuPone in Talks for Logan's New HBO Series
 
A host of theatre artists — including 2010 Tony Award winner Eddie Redmayne — are currently in talks to be part of John Logan's new drama pilot for HBO, according to Deadline.com.

Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz

Redmayne, of course, won his Tony for his work in Logan's Red, which was also named Best Play. Others in talks for the series include Tony winners Norbert Leo Butz, Frank Langella and Patti LuPone as well as Tony nominee Hope Davis.

The new series, entitled "Miraculous Year," will be directed by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow.

The Broadway-themed project, according to deadline.com, is "an examination of a New York family as seen through the lens of Terry Segal (Butz) a charismatic, self-destructive Broadway composer and lyricist. Langella would play Terry's father Alex, a famous painter and imposing figure who is beginning to feel the effects of aging. Davis would play Terry's sister Mandy Vance, a corporate lawyer who has never quite made it to the top tier and has always lived in the shadows of her famous father and brother. Redmayne would play a captivating and sexy singer/dancer in Terry's new show who will come to play a major part in Terry's life. In a role that could be recurring, LuPone would play a Broadway diva."

Logan previously told Playbill.com that "The Miraculous Year" is "about a New York family, and it actually deals with theatre. The lead character's a Broadway composer-lyricist, so it's got a huge theatre component to it."

Logan also penned the plays Never the Sinner, Hauptmann, Speaking in Tongues, Scorched Earth and Riverview and the screenplays for "Sweeney Todd," "The Aviator" and "Gladiator."

Red plays the Golden Theatre.

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