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David O. Russell Eyes Limited Run TV Series with Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro

Details are light, but the show may be a crime thriller set in the 1990s.

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Robert DeNiro and Julianne Moore


David O. Russell is looking to make a big splash in TV, and he’s bringing two huge stars along for the ride: Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro.

David O. Russell

David O. Russell

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Details on the new project are mostly unknown, but Variety reports that it’s likely a limited-run serialized series. The trade site says CAA, which reps Russell, has sent feelers to various networks, hinting that a “hefty financial commitment” will be required before Russell even pitches the project.

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Deadline adds that the project may be “a crime/cop thriller that may be set in the 1990s.” Per The Hollywood ReporterScott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Megan Ellison are also attached.

The project would continue Russell’s relationship with De Niro, who starred in the filmmaker’s “Silver Linings Playbook” (which earned the actor an Oscar nomination) and “Joy.” In TV, De Niro guested on “30 Rock” and “Extras,” and was an executive producer on NBC’s “About a Boy.” Next up, he plays Bernie Madoff in HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies.”

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Moore also guested on “30 Rock,” as well as “Inside Amy Schumer.” She won an Emmy for playing Sarah Palin in the HBO movie “Game Change.”

As for Russell, the filmmaker has had various projects set up at ABC, CBS, Syfy, FX and HBO over the years, but obviously his main focus has been in film. But like many creatives from the world of film, TV beckons.

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