Up next on HBO’s docket is Boardwalk Empire in the fall and Game of Thrones early next year, but on a more distant horizon, keep your eye out for Miraculous Year; Eddie Redmayne, Norbert Leo Butz, Hope Davis, Frank Langella and Patti LuPone are in talks to headline the series. Created by Oscar-nominee John Logan (The Aviator), the Year serves as “as an examination of a New York family as seen through the lens of a charismatic, self-destructive Broadway composer and lyricist.” Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) will direct the pilot.
You may recall that Eddie Redmayne is also rumored to be the lead contender for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse: he is now officially on my list of those to keep tabs on. Langella will next be seen in September’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, while Hope Davis is currently filming Real Steel, the robot boxing tale toplined by Hugh Jackson. Hit the jump for a richer synopsis of Miraculous Year.
Here’s a synopsis via Deadline:
The Miraculous Year is described as an examination of a New York family as seen through the lens of Terry Segal (Butz) a charismatic, self-destructive Broadway composer and lyricist. Langella would play Terry’s father Alex, a famous painter and imposing figure who is beginning to feel the effects of aging.
Davis would play Terry’s sister Mandy Vance, a corporate lawyer who has never quite made it to the top tier and has always lived in the shadows of her famous father and brother. Redmayne would play a captivating and sexy singer/dancer in Terry’s new show who will come to play a major part in Terry’s life. In a role that could be recurring, LuPone would play a Broadway diva.