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Best known for her role on Comedy Central's Broad City, Abbi Jacobson is about to get very serious in the new Netflix drama 6 Balloons. She will appear alongside Dave Franco in the lead. The rest of the ensemble cast includes Jane Kaczmarek and Tim Matheson. There is no set launch date at this time.
Deadline reports that the drama series will delve deep into the subject of upper-middle class heroin addiction. The script is coming from Marja-Lewis Ryan. She will also direct. The synopsis reads as such.
"The drama unfolds on July 4, as Katie (Jacobson) discovers her brother Seth (Franco) has relapsed on heroin while his two-year old daughter is in his care."
That sounds pretty heavy, especially with Abbi Jacobson in the lead, as she has become known for her comedic talents. Campfire's Samantha Housman and Ross Dinerstein will produce alongside Free Association's Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan. »
Exclusive: Netflix has set Broad City star Abbi Jacobson, Dave Franco, Jane Kaczmarek and Tim Matheson to star in 6 Balloons, a drama on the topical subject of the upper-middle-class heroin epidemic. Marja-Lewis Ryan wrote the script and will direct. The drama unfolds on July 4, as Katie (Jacobson) discovers her brother Seth (Franco) has relapsed on heroin while his 2-year old daughter is in his care. Campfire’s Samantha Housman and Ross Dinerstein are producing with Free… »
The film, directed by Jason Cohen and produced by Ross Dinerstein and Glen Zipper, chronicles the story of Compaq Computer’s founding and the explosive rise of the 1980s PC industry. Compaq was launched in 1982 by three friends in a Houston diner with the aim of building a portable PC to rival Ibm, then the world’s most powerful tech company.
Compaq was the first company to legally reverse engineer the Ibm Personal Computer and became the largest supplier of PC systems during the 1990s. It was purchased by Hewlett Packard in 2002 for $25 billion. Hp discontinued used of the Compaq name several years ago.
“Silicon Cowboys” traces the rise, and eventual demise, of the unlikely startup. The film had its world premiere at SXSW.
“The story of Compaq Computer is a »
- Dave McNary
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