It’s a bit of a weird day of unlikely circles overlapping. David Fincher and Tyler Perry might collide for “Gone Girl,” and now James Gray and Jason Momoa will be working together. Yes, really. The “Two Lovers” and “The Immigrant” filmmaker is the latest director to head to the world of television and it’s for a project that certainly sounds like it has potential.
Gray is slated to direct the first episode of Sundance Channel‘s forthcoming “The Red Road.” So where do we see the promise? Well, it has script by Aaron Guzikowski (“Contraband,” “Prisoners“), Sarah Condon (“Bored to Death”) and Bridget Carpenter (“Friday Night Lights”) are executive producer and showrunner, respectively, and frankly, after the excellent “Top Of The Lake” this spring we’ll pay attention to whatever Sundance has cooking next for the small screen. Here’s the official synopsis:
THE RED ROAD is a hard-hitting drama that revolves around a sheriff struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring Ramapo Mountains, home of the Ramapo Mountain Indians. After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the sheriff’s wife, an unholy alliance is forged between the sheriff and a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved.
No word yet on when filming begins, but the show already has a six-episode order so we’d reckon it’s sooner rather than later. As for “The Immigrant,” it’s still awaiting a release date from The Weinstein Company. [Thompson On Hollywood]