Blue Valentine Director Derek Cianfrance’s HBO Show Is About Bodybuilders


In December, Derek Cianfrance told Vulture at the Gotham Awards that his previously announced HBO show would "try to give new meaning to the word 'character development.'" A month later, we finally get the payoff for the joke: The show will be a single-camera comedy called Muscle set in the world of professional bodybuilding, adapted from Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder, Oxford grad Sam Fussell's memoir of four years in the biz. Cianfrance will direct and co-write with Fussell. A new age for jokes about shrunken testicles dawns! [Deadline]