Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Jeff Daniels and Timothy Busfield are all working on projects for the same cable network, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
David Nevins, who is two months into his role as Showtime’s entertainment president, has signed Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Edwards for a drama project about media-crisis management, the article says. The pair will executive produce the project, from sibling company CBS TV Studios, although it’s not clear whether they’ll star in the show since Ruffalo’s film commitments may make that impossible, the story says. "Weeds" writer and executive producer Roberto Benabib is writing the script, the article adds.
Meanwhile, Jeff Daniels has co-created "Happily Ever After" with Timothy Busfield, also for Showtime, the story says. Daniels, who wrote the script, would star as a Michigan factory worker who abandons his job to devote himself to music. Busfield is slated to direct the pilot, with both of them executive producing, the article says.