Via: TV Squad
Filed under: TV NewsAfter the unfortunate early demise of ‘Party Down,’ Lizzy Caplan has found a new starring vehicle. The actress is developing a new series for HBO with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company, Gary Sanchez, according to Deadline Hollywood.
Caplan is set to play a twentysomething navigating a complicated dating world. The series is based on the memoir ‘I Don’t Care About Your Band: What I Learned From Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, Felons, and Other Guys I’ve Dated’ by Julie Klausner, who has written for ‘Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins,’ ‘The Big Gay Sketch Show,’ and Robert Smigel’s ‘TV Funhouse.’ The book, released in February, has drawn praise from Patton Oswalt and Rachel Dratch.
Caplan most recently graced the small screen on ‘Party Down,’ and other recent high-profile projects include a memorable guest arc on the first season of ‘True Blood’ as well film roles in ‘Cloverfield’ and ‘Hot Tub Time Machine.’
According to Deadline, Gary Sanchez’s Owen Burke brought the book to the attention of Jessica Elbaum, who executive produced Ferrell’s one-man show as George W. Bush, ‘You’re Welcome America.’
Gary Sanchez is behind HBO’s returning comedy ‘Eastbound and Down,’ and HBO is a partner in the company’s FunnyOrDie.com comedy video shorts site, which also has a series on the channel.
Caplan starred in the pilot for the CBS sitcom ‘Mad Love’ (originally called ‘True Love’), but couldn’t commit to the project and was replaced by Judy Greer. The series also stars Jason Biggs and former ‘Scrubs’ lead Sarah Chalke.
Currently, Caplan is filming ‘High Road,’ an improvised movie about a drug dealer, with her former ‘Party Down’ castmate Martin Starr. Funnymen Ed Helms, Rob Riggle and Horatio Sanz costar, and the movie is helmed by Matt Walsh of the ‘Upright Citizens Brigade.’ She is also starring in ’127 Hours’ with James Franco and Kate Mara, and ‘Queens of Country’ with Matt Walsh and Ron Livingston.
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Posted: July 31st, 2010