Darren Aronofsky, who was nominated for an Academy Award for directing "The Black Swan," will direct an upcoming drama pilot for cable TV, reports Variety (since Variety is behind a pay-wall and may charge you to read its article, another version can be found on EW.com).
Says Variety, "Darren Aronofsky is on board to direct "Hobgoblin," HBO’s upcoming drama pilot in development. Pilot, to be written by Michael Chabon and his wife, Ayelet Waldman, is about a group of con men and magicians who use their skills of deception to help defeat Hitler and the Germans during World War II."
The story adds, "Since coming off his hit ‘Black Swan,’ Aronofsky has taken his time in deciding what his next project will be. He was originally set to direct Fox’s ‘The Wolverine,’ the sequel to ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ but had to drop out due to time constraints."
The article also notes that writer Chabon might be best known for writing the novel "Wonder Boys." He did not write the screenplay for the movie version of that novel. Chabon’s novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001.
Among other works, Ayelet Waldman has written a series of mystery novels featuring the character Juliet Applebaum.