Rhys Ifans To Co-Star In Showtime Pilot ‘Trending Down’

EXCLUSIVE: Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows) is set to co-star opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathryn Hahn in Showtime‘s comedy pilot Trending Down. A blistering attack on our youth-obsessed culture, Trending Down centers on Thom Payne (Hoffman), a man facing his own obsolescence after his advertising agency is taken over. BAFTA winner Ifans, repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and 42, will play Thom’s (Hoffman) boss, Jonathan. Trending Down is written and executive produced by Shalom Auslander. It was developed by Ken Kwapis, who will executive produce; John Cameron Mitchell is directing.

Comments (4)

  • Thom Payne? Urf.

    Comment by urf — Wednesday August 14, 2013 @ 11:16am PDT  
  • I’ll eat my hat if this doesn’t go to series.

    Comment by Zachary — Wednesday August 14, 2013 @ 4:14pm PDT  
  • Check out Rhys Ifans in Danny Deckchair (2003). Sells you on his annoying character, then brings you right back to liking him. The film is underappreciated, IMO.
    I’ll let Zachary eat my hat too if this project doesn’t go to series.

    Comment by IfansFan — Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 9:31am PDT  
  • OMG OMG OMG I can’t wait to see this! I have been wondering for years what John Cameron Mitchell was doing! I am so stoked to see him directing this.

    Comment by Nikki — Tuesday August 20, 2013 @ 5:51pm PDT  
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