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It looks like Christina Hendricks is dealing with her departure from Sterling Cooper & Partners by hitting the road. According to multiple sources, the Mad Men actress has joined the main cast of Roadies, a music-centric comedy created, written and to be directed by Jerry Maguire helmer Cameron Crowe for premium cable network Showtime.
Roadies follows the day-to-day life of individuals involved in a massively successful rock tour, as seen through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes – the crew members who make each show happen. Hendricks will take on the meaty role of Shelli, the band’s production manager, who is ““ingenious, tough, but privately emotional, married to her job… and scary-good at it.”
Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Peter Cambor and Keisha Castle-Hughes are also on board the ensemble series in main roles, but Hendricks’ involvement just makes us more excited for what’s sure to be a »
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Showtime has given a pilot production order to "Roadies," a comedy that follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music.s unsung background players . the crew members who help get the show on the road. Cameron Crowe, who won an Oscar for chronicling the highs and lows of rock and roll life as witnessed by a Rolling Stone magazine cub reporter in his semi-autobiographical film Almost Famous, wrote and will direct the one-hour pilot (for a potential half-hour series). Crowe will executive produce with Emmy and Tony nominee Winnie Holzman ("Huge," "My So-Called Life"), who will serve as showrunner, as well as Emmy winners J.J. Abrams ("Lost," Star Trek) and Bryan Burk ("Lost," "Fringe"). Kathy Lingg ("Person of Interest," "Revolution") is co-executive producer. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. »
4 items from 2014
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