‘X-Men,’ ‘Tower Heist’ Director in Talks to Exec Produce His First Cable Series

Jul 11, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Brett Ratner, who is known for directing films such as "Tower Heist" and “X-Men: The Last Stand,” is in talks to executive produce what would be his first cable series, reports TheWrap.com.

The series, "Rock in a Hard Place," is created by Huffington Post contributor David Fagin, the story notes. The series tracks an aging Jewish punk legend, the former leader of a band called The Prix. The project could end up on Showtime, the piece adds.

"Wings" actor Steven Weber is in talks to play the punk musician, Lance "Lint" Jones, who moves in with his mother after going to rehab, the story notes.

Rosanna Arquette, who is slated to co-executive produce, will play his ex, who used to be a soft-core porn actress. Also in the cast is Lesley Ann Warren, who plays a female Dr. Phil, the story adds.

The pilot will be directed by Griffin Dunne, who co-starred with Arquette in the 1985 film "After Hours."

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