Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christina Hendricks Joins Cameron Crowe's Showtime Series ROADIES

Christina Hendricks Picture
Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") has joined the cast of the new Showtime comedy series "Roadies" created by Cameron Crowe ("Jerry Maguire"). Crowe also wrote and will direct the pilot episode which will begin shooting early next year in Vancouver. The show will follow the tour of a successful rock band through the eyes of the crew members. Hendricks will star as Shelli, the band's production manager who is "tough, but privately emotional, married to her job … and scary-good at it." The series will also star Luke Wilson as the tour manager, Imogen Poots as the electrical technician, Keisha Castle-Hughes as the sound mixer, Peter Cambor as the guitar tech and Rafe Spall as the band's financial manager. Winnie Holzman will act as showrunner and J.J. Abrams will be one of the executive producers.

Here is the official press release:
"Five-time Emmy® Award nominee Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) will star in the new SHOWTIME pilot ROADIES, which follows the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes – the crew members who get the show on the road. Christina Hendricks will portray “Shelli,” the band’s production manager – Bill’s (Luke Wilson) ingenious work partner, tough, but privately emotional, married to her job… and scary-good at it. Luke Wilson (Old School, The Royal Tenenbaums), Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles) and Academy Award® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) were previously announced as stars of the ensemble cast. The one-hour comedy pilot will shoot in Vancouver in early 2015.

ROADIES follows a hot-ticket tour, but with a simple twist: the band is in the background and the roadies take the spotlight. It’s an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. Oscar® winner Cameron Crowe wrote and will direct and executive produce the pilot (for a potential series). Emmy and Tony® nominee Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, Wicked, Huge), will executive produce and serve as showrunner, along with executive producers Emmy winners J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest) and Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest). Kathy Lingg (Person of Interest, Fringe) is co-executive producer. ROADIES is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Five-time Emmy Award nominee Christina Hendricks is best known for her tour de force performance as “Joan Harris” on Mad Men. Hendricks’ feature film credits include Drive, Ginger & Rosa, I Don’t Know How She Does It, Detachment and Life as We Know It. She will next be seen in Dark Places, opposite Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz and Nicholas Hoult, and in John Slattery’s Sundance film God’s Pocket opposite the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hendricks also stars in the lead role in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, which recently premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival."