If there’s anyone out there who can mine humor from addiction recovery, it might well be Jodie Foster and Darlene Hunt.
Foster helmed the tonally challenging psychosis dramedy “The Beaver” and two sad-but-hilarious episodes of “Orange is the New Black,” for which she was nominated for a DGA Award. (She was also nominated for directing “House of Cards.”) As the creator of Showtime’s “The Big C,” Hunt told a story about terminal illness with deft but respectful levity. Now the two will collaborate on “Charlie,” a comedy about a “self-destructive, emotionally-stunted alcoholic who vows to get her life on track after rescuing a dog she believes to be her reincarnated mother,” per Deadline. Based on that logline, we’re all in.
Hunt created “Charlie” at Sony TV. Foster is set to come aboard as executive producer and may shoot the pilot. The actress-turned-director is also currently working on the upcoming thriller “Money Monster,” starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.