Changing gears: De Niro, Moore’s TV outing

The two were last seen together in Being Flynn. PHOTOS: FILE

The two were last seen together in Being Flynn. PHOTOS: FILE

Talk about star power! Film-maker David O Russell is prepping a brand new TV series starring seasoned Hollywood actors Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Details about the plot are still being kept under wraps. There is neither a production company attached, nor a network, but according to sources, Russell’s team is looking for a major commitment for the project and its high-level cast.

Russell is expected to begin pitching the potential series next week, when he returns from vacation. Insiders caution that the entire package could still fall apart but given the high-level talent attached, that seems unlikely.

The latest project comes as A-list talent continues to segue to the small screen, where many are drawn by limited episode counts, stronger creativity and more time to explore the material and characters. On the TV side, high-level talent helps broadcast, cable and streaming outlets cut through the increasing amount of original scripted programming, where talent and recognisable IP are considered keys to breaking through the clutter.

The unnamed project comes after Russell earned back-to-back screenwriting Oscar nominations for Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. Moore recently won an Emmy for HBO’s Game Change and De Niro, for his part, scored a supporting Oscar nomination for his role in Silver Linings Playbook.

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