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This is from the end of April, but now that more of us have read the leaked script, it might be more enjoyable: We Break Down the Aaron Sorkin Hallmarks in His New HBO Pilot Script. (Spoilers, obviously, if you haven't read the script.)

Did you catch anything they missed? Were they any Sorkin hallmarks you were either disappointed or relieved to see weren't in there?

Personally, I want to know when we can expect a Dan(ny)...

EDIT: How'd we miss this? Emily Mortimer is now in talks for the role of Mackenzie. Marissa Tomei was originally in talks for that role.
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Deadline reports "Olivia Munn & Alison Pill In Negotiations For Aaron Sorkin's HBO Pilot, Marisa Tomei Closes In On Female Lead."
Tentatively titled More As This Story Develops, the project centers on cable news anchor Will McCallister (Jeff Daniels), who has his own show, as well as the show's female executive producer and staff. Tomei, repped by CAA and Untitled, is poised to play the executive producer, MacKenzie, for whom producing the news is what she does best and everything else is tied for last place. Pill will play Maggie, an associate producer on the assignment desk. Munn, repped by CAA and Mosaic, will play a sexy financial analyst on the same cable network as McCallister.
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The Hollywood Reporter says Alan Poul, producer-director of Six Feet Under, will executive produce the pilot. It also mentions that Scott Rudin will be a producer on the show.

Jeff Daniels

Monday, 21 March 2011 09:38 pm
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Jeff Daniels in the running for Sorkin series.

The article comes with a tidbit saying the lead role was written for an actor in his 40s.

Thoughts?
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Aaron Sorkin's latest show, set in the behind-the-scenes world of cable news, recently got picked up by HBO.

What's especially intriguing about this is that Sorkin shadowed both Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews' MSNBC shows, as well as spent time at the Fox News Channel and CNN programs to research his subject.

We've already noted Sorkin's habit of creating characters based on real life figures -- cf. "The West Wing" -- so we're betting that the new show will be full of thinly-veiled versions of Keith Olbermann, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Chris Matthews and all of the major personalities on cable news.

This got us to thinking... who would best play our favorite cable TV personalities on Sorkin's show?

Naturally, we took a shot at casting. Here's what we came up with.

Fantasy casting at Business Insider

Some of it seems really spot on but Angie Harmon does not get to play Rachel. She doesn't even get to come within 10 feet of her.
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Today, The Daily had an article about the new series, including character names and details from the pilot episode.

The text at that link is actually a picture, so here it is in a more readable format. Read more... )

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