An HBO comedy pilot has tapped Jason Patric in his first television role, where he’ll co-star opposite Diane Keaton, reports Nellie Andreeva on Deadline.com.
Patric will play Andrew Brown, the man behind the media empire RMG and a nemesis to Keaton’s character, a powerful Hollywood blogger named Tilda, which is also the name of the series. Filming is scheduled to start this month in Los Angeles, the article says.
Patric has been in a TV movie and has played himself in an episode of HBO’s "Entourage." He is best known for the films "The Lost Boys," "Speed 2: Cruise Control," and the remake of "The Alamo," the article notes.
To which TVWeek will add that if you want to get more familiar with Patric’s acting abilty and see a terrific film to to boot, go out and rent 1990’s "After Dark, My Sweet," which is based on a 1955 book by the king of pulp fiction, Jim Thompson.
We wholeheartedly agree with what Roger Ebert says about this movie in this book ""Great Films": " ‘After Dark, My Sweet,’ is the movie that eluded audiences; it grossed less than $3 mllion, has been almost forgotten, and remains one of the purest and most uncompromising of modern film noirs."