David Hyde Pierce is ready to star reverse Sarah Lancashire in Julia, HBO Max’s drama pilot concerning the well-known chef, trailblazing cookbook writer and TV character, from Chris Keyser and Lionsgate Television. Pierce is becoming a member of the mission in recasting. He replaces Tom Hollander who had been initially tapped for the function of Paul Child, Julia’s loving and devoted husband, however has exited the mission.
Julia was initially forged at first of the 12 months and was about to enter manufacturing when the coronavirus pandemic shut down filming in mid-March. According to sources, the scheduling change in addition to COVID travel-related circumstances led to Hollander’s choice to drag out. The English actor is predicated within the U.Okay. whereas Julia will movie within the U.S., probably in Boston. The pilot doesn’t have a manufacturing begin date but. While Hollander has opted to not journey to the U.S. for Julia, Lancashire, who can also be British, will fly in for the pilot shoot.
Written by Daniel Goldfarb and directed by Charles McDougall, Julia is impressed by Julia Child’s extraordinary life and her present The French Chef, which basically invented meals tv. Through Julia (Lancashire) and her singular can-do spirit, it explores an evolving time in American historical past – the emergence of a brand new social establishment known as public tv, feminism and the ladies’s motion, the character of superstar, and America’s cultural progress. At its coronary heart, the present is a portrait of a wedding with an evolving and complex energy dynamic.
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Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz, Bebe Neuwirth co-star within the pilot, with Isabella Rossellini and Jefferson Mays visitor starring.
Keyser serves as showrunner and govt produces with Goldfarb, McDougall and three Arts’ Erwin Stoff and Kimberly Carver. Todd Schulkin serves as consulting producer on behalf of the Julia Child Foundation.
Pierce, who had been rumored for the function within the pilot final fall, is an Emmy and Tony winner finest identified for his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier. He is repped by WME and legal professional Philip Klein.