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In the Loop’s Armando Iannucci Gets an HBO Show

It's called Veep, and Julia Louis-Drefyus is in talks to star as a senator who becomes vice-president of the United States, only to find out that it's "nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned about." Iannucci will direct the show, plus co-write it with Simon Blackwell and co-produce it with Chris Godsick and Frank Rich (yes, the New York Times' Frank Rich). That specific bit of quoted description doesn't completely make sense, but everything else about this sounds great. [HR]

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