2 May 2013 10:37 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Well, once again, HBO proves that they are the masters at attracting top talent to come to their network. Just this year, their roster includes filmmakers such as David Mamet and Steven Soderbergh, the latter finally being able to make "Behind the Candelabra," his long-gestating Liberace film with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon (coming out later this month). They also have the Duplass Brothers, Cary Fukunaga, and Guillermo del Toro, to name a few, with projects on the horizion. And now you can add Lisa Cholodenko to the mix.Her project is “Olive Kitteridge,” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Elizabeth Strout. Playwright Jane Anderson has adapted the collection of short stories into a four-hour mini-series and Lisa Cholodenko is attached to direct with Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins starring. “Olive Kitteridge” tells the story of “a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, »

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