except: Deadline hears that Warner Bros. Television is developing a limited series about Buster Keaton which won an Oscar and an Emmy Rami Malek She plays a vaudeville comedy star who has become a mute.
Matt Reeves6th & Idaho Productions, Malik and David Weddell are producing, and we understand that Batman The director is appointed to lead. Three-time Emmy Award winner Ted Cohen (Friends, succession, cum) is in negotiations to write and serve as an executive producer on the project. James Curtis Buster Keaton: The Life of a Filmmaker It is seen as the source material for the series, with negotiations underway by the studio to secure the book.
Daniel Pepski and Ravi Kron of 6th & Idaho are also EPs.
The project is being prepared to be marketed to broadcasters and networks; 6th and Idaho are in for a package deal at Warner Bros. As Deadline first told you. Reeves is also developing it Batman HBO Max Spinoff Series at Warners, penguin, With Colin Farrell reprising his villain from the movie.
Known for his deadpan expression, actor and director Keaton has starred in films such as Theatre, Cops, Electric House, Sherlock Jr And The general Among many other things; He considers the latter to be his masterpiece.
in The general, Rejected by the Confederate Army, unaware of his crucial civilian role, the engineer must single-handedly retrieve his beloved locomotive after it is captured by Union spies and sent back through enemy lines. Steamboat Bill Jr. It’s best known for being a biting action thriller with a brutal ending that sees Keaton being dragged through a storm, one random disaster after another.
Born into a vaudeville family, Keaton’s career declined after he signed with MGM and lost his artistic independence. His wife divorced him and he became addicted to alcohol. His career picked up in the 1940s. He married again and received an Honorary Academy Award in 1959.
Keaton was inspired by filmmakers including Mel Brooks, Martin Scorsese and Orson Welles, who saw him as an artist ahead of his time. Curtis is a noted biographer of Preston Sturges and W.C. Fields.
Reeves Batman It sparked Warner Bros’ return to the stage last year, grossing nearly $771 million worldwide. It was also one of the most watched movies on HBO Max. Malek won Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his role as Queen Freddie Mercury bohemian rhapsody, and Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmys for his role in USA Mr. Robot. He starred as the main villain in Daniel Craig’s swan song 007, no time to die, which has collected over $774 million worldwide
Malik is represented by WME, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Sloane, Offer, and Weber & Dern. Cohen has been represented by Literate Management, Rohner Walerstein, and UTA. Reeves is represented by CAA, 3 Arts, Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.
Warner Bros Television provided no comment when reached.
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