PRECIOUS Director Lee Daniels to Bloom New Project for HBO

     March 3, 2010

Lee Daniels (1).jpgApparently determined to scoop up every great director working today, HBO has now added Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire director Lee Daniels to a roster that already includes Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow and Michael Mann in developing new series for the channel.

Daniels is teaming up with author Amy Bloom to develop an as-yet-untitled series about a multigenerational, multiracial family in Philadelphia. Daniels will direct at least the pilot, and they both will serve as executive producers if this goes to series (anyone wanna bet against that?)

Let’s see … that makes Martin Scorsese developing Boardwalk Empire for Steve Buscemi to star in; Michael Mann and Deadwood creator David Milch teaming up for Luck, to somehow star Dustin Hoffman; Kathryn Bigelow and Broadway producer John Logan collaborating on The Miraculous Year, about one year in the life of a charismatic Broadway producer and his family; The Wire creator David Simon returning very soon with Treme, his post-Katrina New Orleans series, and now Daniels, Yeah, I think you could say HBO is on a roll.

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