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Thursday, November 14th, 2013
TV

Jack Black and Tim Robbins Are Starring in a New Comedy for HBO

Jack Black and Tim Robbins have joined a new dark comedy series in the works at HBOThe Brink, which was ordered to pilot in September, will focus on an unidentified "geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men." Robbins will play the Secretary of State, while Black will play a low-level foreign service officer; the third lead character, a Navy fighter pilot, hasn't been cast yet. Weeds writer Roberto Benabib is penning the script with his brother Kim, and Jay Roach (Meet the Parents, Austin Powers), will produce and direct the pilot.