Taika Waititi to direct ‘The Auteur’ series

Jude Law, Taika Waititi Team on Showtime Limited Series ‘The Auteur’

By Justin Kroll
February 14, 2020

Sources tell Variety that [Jude] Law is in talks to star in Showtime’s limited series “The Auteur,” with “Jojo Rabbit” director Taika Waititi on board to exec produce, as well as direct some of the episodes. Since the show is still in development, it’s unknown how many episodes Waititi would direct. Taika will also co-write the show with Peter Warren.

Law is exec producing the series as well. Showtime had no comment on the project. Eric Gitter of Closed on Mondays is also and EP on the project. The show is from endeavor content and legendary entertainment and is based on the One Press graphic novel series by James Callahan and Rick spears.

Sources say the series, told from the point of view of an eccentric “auteur” played by Law, is a satire on Hollywood. It’s unknown when the show will go into production as Law is about to start shooting the third installment in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise, while Waititi will commence production on “Thor: Love and Thunder” later this year.

Source: Variety


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