Jewy casting news brings us much nachas here at Tablet. Last week, it was announced that Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen were in final negotiations for the forthcoming live-action Lion King film. And now we’re abuzz because Amazon Studios (which also green-lighted two more seasons of the delightful Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) has announced a yet-to-be named comedy starring the ageless Jeff Goldblum and Danny DeVito—ya know, the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning legend whose role as Frank Reynolds on It’s Always Sunny is manna from heaven. Oh, and did I mentioned he’s up for a Tony this year? Yep, that’s right, DeVito is nominated for his role in Arthur Miller’s The Price, in which he plays Gregory Solomon, an old Jewish furniture dealer (and does it with a sense of humor to boot; this is Arthur Miller, people).
The comedy is being created and written by Simpsons alum Tim Long and Variety reports that the show will focus on a Simon and Garfunkel-esque music duo, Matt Downey (Goldblum) and Arlo Finkleman (DeVito), who must reunite and reconcile their animosity toward each other.
As the talented but strong-willed pair attempt to reconcile, they turn to the people who somehow manage to love these two incandescent idiots—their wives, ex-wives, children, managers, friends and lovers—all of whom turn out to be as brilliant, infuriating and frustratingly lovable as Matt and Arlo themselves.
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