A correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is joining an HBO comedy project. Deadline.com reports that Aasif Mandvi has been cast in the pilot for “The Brink,” a dark geopolitical comedy.
The project is directed by Jay Roach and written by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib, with Jerry Weintraub producing. It stars Tim Robbins as the U.S. Secretary of State and Jack Black as a Foreign Service officer.
Mandvi will play a Pakistani who works for the U.S. embassy and both loves and resents America, the story says.