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Andy Samberg and Kit Harington to Star as Rivals in a Tennis Mockumentary for HBO

Andy Samberg is about to play a tennis bad boy in an original HBO movie. According to Deadline, HBO is currently assembling the cast for 7 Days in Hell, a tennis-centric mockumentary written by Girls and American Dad! writer Murray Miller based on a concept by Miller and Samberg, who will star opposite Game of Thrones' Kit Harington. The mockumentary will tell the tale of rivaling tennis players during their legendary seven-day match at Wimbledon, with Samberg as "tennis' superstar bad boy" Aaron Williams and Harington as Charles Poole, "a tennis prodigy and certified truck driver." Rounding out the cast will be Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Will Forte [...]

Will Ferrell to Star in a Drama About the 1973 Battle of the Sexes Tennis Match

Will Ferrell is going dramatic again, this time in a movie about the iconic 1973 tennis match known as "The Battle of the Sexes" between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Variety reports that the movie is called Match Maker, and it's a drama written by Steve Conrad (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).

The film is based on a 2013 ESPN article about the match called The Match Maker: Bobby Riggs, The Mafia and The Battle of the Sexes, written by Don Van Natta Jr. Ferrell will play Riggs, a 55-year-old retired player, who went up against King, a 29-year-old tennis champ, [...]

'The Office' and 'Parks and Rec' Mastermind Greg Daniels Sells a Tennis Comedy to Fox

Greg Daniels, creator of the U.S. version of The Office and co-creator of Parks and Recreation and King of the Hill, just put another comedy into development at Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's an untitled single camera show about a mediocre tennis pro named Richie who returns to his college town in order to get his life together. There, Richie finds himself caught between growing up and pursuing Kristen, the love of his life, and partying with younger bar-owning brother Tom.  The show was created by Richie Keen, a director on Important Things with Demetri Martin and Always Sunny, and Tom Gormican, who wrote and [...]