Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Development News - John C. Reilly Replaces Michael Shannon in HBO's Los Angeles Lakers Pilot; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - September 10, 2019

HBO's Untitled Los Angels Lakers Project and Hulu's The Ms. Pat Show.

  • Tami Roman will co-star on the comedy pilot starring stand-up comedian Ms. Pat. She recently appeared in the VH1 special Tami Ever After. She next has a heavily recurring role on Apple's upcoming drama Truth Be Told starring Octavia Spencer.
  • She will play Denise, Ms. Pat's sister.
  • John C. Reilly has been tapped to replace Michael Shannon on the drama pilot detailing the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s. Shannon exited the project due to creative differences. Reilly received an Academy Award nomination in 2003 for Chicago. He also received a Tony Award nomination in 2000 for True West. His recent film credits include the Wreck It Ralph film franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy, Kong: Skull Island and Stan & Ollie.
  • He will play Jerry Buss, the majority owner of the Lakers at the time. He is a self-made millionaire whose success has only amplified his proclivity for risk. He redefines American sports, celebrity, and wealth by transforming the Lakers into a dynasty but his house of cards threatens to collapse on him - and the people he loves most.