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by Ben Travers
April 9, 2014 10:41 AM
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Amazon Greenlights Whit Stillman's Pilot 'The Cosmopolitans' and 'Hand of God' From Marc Forster

Amazon is already gearing up for their third pilot season. After recently announcing the shows moving on from pilot season number two, Amazon has given the greenlight to two new pilots, one from Whit Stillman and the other from Marc Forster and Ron Perlman. 

Stillman's "The Cosmopolitans" follows a group of young American expatriates in Paris who are searching for love and friendship in a foreign city. Starring Adam Brody ("The OC") and Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love"), the dramatic comedy pilot will begin shooting in Paris this April.

Forster will direct the pilot for "Hand of God," a drama about a powerful, hard-living judge who bends the law from time to time -- and that's before a religious awakening  sparks seeing visions and hearing voices from his ventilator-bound son. Ron Perlman ("Sons of Anarchy") will play the lead of Judge Pernell while Dana Delany ("Body of Proof") will play his wife. Perhaps the most intriguing piece of casting, though, is Garrett Dillahunt as a born-again sociopath with violent tendencies.

"We're very pleased to be working with Whit, Ron, Ben, and Marc on developing these pilots," Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios, said. "'The Cosmopolitans' and 'Hand of God' both contain rich stories and deep characters that we think customers will really enjoy. I'm looking forward to seeing our customers' reactions when they debut."

"Hand of God" is schedule to start production in the Los Angeles and Long Beach areas this month. Both shows are expected to be part of Amazon's third pilot season later this year. 

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