Philip Seymour Hoffman to Star in Showtime Comedy
Showtime and Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman are teaming up to make us all laugh with a new sitcom pilot.
Hoffman, known for his dramatic roles in The Capote and Hunger Games: Catching Fire, will executive produce and star in Trending Down, the story of a Thom Payne, a man facing his own obsolescence after his advertising agency is taken over. Showtime describes the pilot as “a blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture, and a darkly comic examination of what it means to matter. Or matter not.”
Kathryn Hahn of Parks and Recreation fame will play the show’s female lead. Showtime is expected to announce the castings at its Television Critics Association press tour. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it is expected that Showtime will make the official announcement during the panel.