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Kasdan Sells Tribeca Darling "TV Set"

The TV SetAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, indie film company THINKFilm has acquired all North American rights to one of the most talked-about films at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, Jake Kasdan's "The TV Set."

Starring David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver, the dark comedy chronicles the trials of an idealistic writer (Duchovny) who watches his dream TV project slowly dismantled by a barrage of industry executives, including a network president (Weaver) whose lineup features such breakout hits as "Slut Wars."

According to writer/director Kasdan (whose father is Hollywood heavy-hitting writer/director/producer Lawrence Kasdan), the film mirrors his work in the TV industry, namely, his work on NBC's "Freaks and Geeks." He said he sees the characters reflecting a business "occupied primarily by decent people trying do their job as well as they can and not get fired. Sometimes they have competing agendas."

The film also features Ioan Gruffudd ("Fantastic Four") as a newly hired network exec, Justine Bateman (TV's "Arrested Development") as the writer's pregnant wife and Judy Greer (TV's "Love Monkey") as his personal manager.

Jake Kasdan's other credits include TV's "Zero Effect" and "Orange County."

"TV Set" will hit theaters next the spring. -- Shannon Nolley


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