Deadline is reporting that Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) are to star in State of the Union, a SundanceTV comedy series from director Stephen Frears (The Queen) and writer Nick Hornby (High Fidelity).
State of the Union follows Louise (Pike) and Tom (O’Dowd), a couple who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session. Each episode will piece together how their lives were, what drew them together, and what has started to pull them apart.
“I am so pleased to be working again with Stephen, Rosamund and Chris,” said Hornby. “I first met Stephen when he directed High Fidelity, Rosamund when she revealed her wonderful comic talent in An Education, and Chris when he made the forthcoming Juliet, Naked, and I think they will make a tremendous team. State of the Union is an unusual project, so it’s all the more gratifying that we have managed to attract talent of this magnitude.”
“Sundance is thrilled to partner with our good friends at See-Saw Films on this short form original production,” added Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager at SundanceTV and Sundance Now. “We are fortunate to have a dream team in front of and behind the camera to bring to life Nick’s intimate, entertaining and relatable story of a modern marriage to life.”
State of the Union will consist of ten 10-minute episodes, while filming set to get underway in London later in the summer.
via Flickering Myth