HBO's ability to get well-known actors in for their productions really can't be denied.
As we know, Westworld - the upcoming sci-fi series based on the cult classic film - sees Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden and a good few others joining up whilst the likes of Ben Stiller has turned up in a guest-starring role in Curb Your Enthusiasm. Now, it would seem, another heavy-hitter is headed for HBO. Alliteration!
Denzel Washington has agreed to star in, produce and direct a series of ten plays by the American playwright August Wilson. Known collectively as the Pittsburgh Cycle, the various plays are almost entirely set in the Hill district of Pittsburgh and focus on African-American families throughout specific time periods in the 20th century.
Washington, who won a Tony Award for his performance in one of the plays, said that they'll be doing one a year for the next NINE years. "I’m really excited about that. That that they put it in my hands, the estate, and trust me. That’s good enough for me. It doesn’t get any better than that."
It's not yet known how exactly they'll take shape, whether as a miniseries of a few episodes per year or if it's a one-off film, once a year. Either way, it's Denzel Washington on HBO, acting everyone off the screen. Who wouldn't want that?